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The Crow and the Heron: An inside look at the legendary Himeji and Matsumoto castles of Japan

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Japan names its castles after birds?!

Maybe because they're thought of as nests?

Oh! That makes a lot of sense. 

Wow, I didn't even know there WERE crows and herons in Japan. 

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Nothing like the crows in the Game of Thrones. 

Well there's something I never knew existed. 

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