Okayama Castle (Okayama-jo) is a castle in the city of Okayama in Okayama Prefecture in Japan.
It is popularly known as Crow Castle (U-jo), so named because unlike every other castle in the country (except Matsumoto's, which shares the nickname) it has been painted a striking black, only a few protruding bits and the occasional lucky fish-gargoyle ( kinshachi) gilded.
It was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in 1966.
Okayama is the capital city of Okayama Prefecture in the Chugoku region of Japan. The city was founded on June 1, 1889.
The city is known as the site of the Korakuen Garden and the striking black Okayama Castle.
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