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THE GREAT JAPANESE VOLCANO ASO
 
PSM V71 D039 The castle at kuamoto with uncemented masonry walls.png
Fig. 1. The castle at Kumamoto with its strong, uncemented masonry walls, built three centuries ago.This style of construction requires a slope to the walls. The author and his brother ran a race to their top and found it quite possible to scale them. The superstructure of the castle was almost destroyed during the Satsuma rebellion in 1877. The view of Aso from the single remaining turret is magnificent.
 
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Fig. 2. Hot springs at Yunatani near the Western End of the Aso Range.
There is a small geyser here that spouts out boiling water and red mud.