60 Days of Summer- Feature Photo


CastlePhoto by Akilah Bel

Castle in the Rain


Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Fukuyama Castle is a fixture of the city, which is constantly featured in art, photographs and promotional videos.  As one of the few castles located near a central train station, it is often viewed from the front, as it is the side which faces the station.  However, as Akilah walked around the rear grounds of the castle, she discovered a beautiful Japanese style garden, seemingly hidden away behind the castle.  It was from this perspective, that she took a photo of the castle.  Though it was a rainy day, she decided to include a photo of the castle in the rain,since rain is such an integral part of the beginning of the Japanese summer.

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