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I should have posted this back in april, but it was during the time, when I was moving from my host mothers place to my own place, so here it is now.

This was taken near the entrance of the ticket gate and as you can see the blossoms there were absolutely fabulous, so I just had to take it and include the castle too somehow

some notes on the castle

Kinshachi-jo

Founder Tokugawa Ieyasu

Year 1612

Reconstructed 1959 (concrete)

Type Flatland

Structure 5 levels, 7 stories

Artifacts 3 yagura and 2 gates *designated Important Cultural Property

Location Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture


Access Shiyakusho Station (subway Meijo Line)

Notes Had it not been destroyed by the bombing of World War 2, Nagoya Castle may have been more splendid than Himeji Castle with its original donjon and lord's palace. They are currently rasining funds to rebuild the palace.

History In 1610 Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered the construction of Nagoya-jo to solidify the Tokugawa authority in Owari (Nagoya and vicinity). The castle was completed in 1612 and Tokugawa's ninth son Yoshinao entered the castle in 1616 from which he governed over Owari.

Nagoya-jo is famous for the 2 golden shachihoko that adorn the top of its donjon. That is why it is also known as "Kinshachi-jo." Kin means "gold" and shachi refers to the killer whale type mythical creatures that sit atop the donjon and other castle structures.

I hope you like it

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