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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THE GREAT JAPANESE VOLCANO ASO