I’m now in the process (slow and painful) of moving my Mirage photo collection to Flickr, to make it more accessible, and I thought I’d share some of it here as I go.
I’ll start with Odawara, since it’s Kagetora’s birthplace :) Odawara is mentioned in the novels more than once, in different timelines, but as a location is featured in vol.6 chapter 8, when Takaya visits it with Ujiteru. They go to Odawara castle park and Miyuki beach.
The castle’s beautiful white tower shone beneath a cloudless blue sky. They headed down the gravel path, startling a flock of pigeons into taking wing, and ascended a flight of stone stairs to reach the main gate. Past Tokiwagi Gate, the restored Odawara Castle soared up before them in all its concrete splendor.