SAMURAI CASTLES: HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, VISITORS’ GUIDES
128pp., over 250 illus. 2018. Japan’s ancient castles provide deep insights into the country’s compelling military history. Discover the secrets of Japan’s feudal past by exploring the most famous castles of the Samurai era. The enormous stone walls, multi-level towers, and sophisticated defense systems are not simply impressive fortresses, but spectacular works of Japanese architecture, constructed without the use of steel or modern equipment.