The first was the entrance. The second is me outside the garden door. The third is a window. Notice how I am wearing socks. The museum had tatami flooring, so you had to take your shoes off outside and put them into a cubby hole!
The castle was used by Samurai (professional Japanese warriors who were members of the feudal military aristocracy), and was the living quarters of the daimyo, the highest ranking Samurai, who being a feudal lord of Japan, was also a large landowner. There were many rooms, some of which, including the guest room and the ikebana (flower arangement) room that I really enjoyed. Maybe I'll visit it again, since it is right behind Erika's school... well, I guess it is my school now, too!
Overall the castle was a lot of fun and very informational.