I sat by the main gate on a retaining wall and did this sketch in my Moleskine sketchbook. It was really cold and I was wearing a knit hat and had my scarf wrapped around my neck and face.
A number of Japanese tourists were curious and came by to look over my shoulder. One little lady smiled and clapped her hands together as she bowed. It was very cute. She only spoke Japanese and left me a little note that I couldn't read, but had translated later. It was a recommendation on another castle she thought I might like.