Himeji Castle, a pristine white jewel of Japanese architecture, stands proudly against the backdrop of brooding clouds. In this panoramic masterpiece, I stitched together multiple images to capture the castle's grandeur. Its sprawling grounds and imposing fortress walls stretch far and wide, creating a sense of historical magnitude. Above, the heavens themselves seem to pay tribute, as dramatic clouds gather in awe of this iconic Japanese landmark. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.