I’ve been a very busy boy


Hello RSS subscribers & regular/semi-regular dropper byers. It has been a while, hasn’t it? The first thing you should know is that I’ve been slaving away for the last month to bring you the best Japanese Castle Explorer that I possibly can. I’ve put together a list.

So, what’s new?

The main site (i.e. not this blog) has a completely new theme. Though the layout should look familiar, I assure you it is a very different animal under the hood. How might it be different, you ask?

Small screen friendly
All pages can now fold up or out depending on the screen size. There are actually three stepped sizes and you can see them all by manually resizing the browser. Give it a go: link

(Pictured: Matsushiro Castle Profile)

Province pages
These pages have been around for some time but now there’s a top page. Also though, I’ve added way more data. Check out Shinano Province.

Videos page
Now in one, convenient location: Castle videos

Galleries / Articles
Added a Castle roofs page.
Added a Namako walls page.
Re-added the Miscellaneous pictures page.
Re-added the Stone-throwing windows page.

Castle profiles
Hagi castle – updated pictures & information.
Tsuwano castle – updated pictures & information.

Boring stuff
There’s a privacy policy page
Updated to a newer version of Mootools.

Misc stats / milestones
Castle profiles: 146
Pictures: 1,044
Blog posts: 195
Main site pageviews: 220,000
Blog pageviews: 30,000

  • http://sixmats.blogspot.com/ Sixmats

    Congratulations. I need a project like this.

  • Anonymous

    I think you have to be kinda nuts. I was actually toying with the idea of including hours spent and money earnt in the stats section. Neither are enticing. Hey, it’s not all about money of course.

  • furinkazan

    Thank you for your hard work.
    Btw, happy year of the Dragon!!

  • http://JapanDave.com/ David Laspina

    Super impressive!! 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Paul!

  • Anonymous

    Mr LaSpina, I appreciate your continued support and encouragement.