JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Last additions - Nagoya Castle 名古屋城
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Nagoya Castle manhole, Aichi.Sep 20, 2016
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Way back to East Entrance with a wisteria trellis on the right.Sep 20, 2016
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About the Aomatsuba Incident.Sep 20, 2016
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Approximate site of the Aomatsuba Incident near the East Gate. Wjere three chief Tokugawa retainers were executed.Sep 20, 2016
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Ninomaru East GardenSep 20, 2016
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About the Ninomaru GardenSep 20, 2016
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Ninomaru GardenSep 20, 2016
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Omote Ni-no-mon Gate can be seen.Sep 20, 2016
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Southwest corner turret. Also called the Hitsujisaru Turret, it has the same size and construction as the southeast corner turret. During 2010–2014, it was dismantled and repaired. 西南隅櫓Sep 20, 2016
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Would you believe that there are plans to reconstruct this main castle tower too? Using traditional materials and methods. Gonna cost untold billions. If Nagoya pulls this off, it would bring many more tourists to the city and boost Nagoya Castle's status. A worthwhile longterm investment.Sep 20, 2016
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Inside the woodshop, curved wooden beams for the palace.Sep 20, 2016
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Wood shop is open to the public viewing 9 am to 4 pm. Closed on Sun.Sep 20, 2016
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They have windows for the public to freely observe the carpenters.Sep 20, 2016
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You can take one piece of scrap wood for free.Sep 20, 2016
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Behind the castle tower is this large woodshop where they cut and shape the wood for the palace.Sep 20, 2016
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Rear view of Nagoya Castle's main tower (tenshu or tenshukaku in Japanese, sometimes called donjon in English). Sep 20, 2016
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Fumeimon GateSep 20, 2016
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Corridor to entrance hall in the smaller tower.Sep 20, 2016
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Way outSep 20, 2016
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Scale model of Hommaru Goten palace.Sep 20, 2016
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Scale model of Nagoya Castle town.Sep 20, 2016
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Scale model of Hommaru Goten palace and main tower.Sep 20, 2016
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Aftermath of the war. Main castle tower gone.Sep 20, 2016
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The 3rd floor has this scale model of Nagoya Castle town.Sep 20, 2016
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SwordsSep 20, 2016
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Newly painted sliding doors for the Hommaru Palace.Sep 20, 2016
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About the Palanquin for ladiesSep 20, 2016
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Palanquin for ladiesSep 20, 2016
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Palanquin for ladiesSep 20, 2016
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One floor recreates an Edo-Era street.Sep 20, 2016
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About Nagoya Castle's stone walls.Sep 20, 2016
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On the 5th floor was an interactive exhibit showing how they hauled large stones to build the castle. You can pull the rope too.Sep 20, 2016
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Oda NobunagaSep 20, 2016
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Exhibition rooms on the lower floors.Sep 20, 2016
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Spiral staircase in the middle of the tower. There's an elevator too.Sep 20, 2016
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Names of the castle lords.Sep 20, 2016
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Southwest corner turret. Also called the Hitsujisaru Turret.Sep 20, 2016
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Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium where the sumo tournament is held in July.Sep 20, 2016
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Hommaru Goten Palace being reconstructed.Sep 20, 2016
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Today, you can see the Hommaru Goten Palace being reconstructed.Sep 20, 2016
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Top floor's lookout deck. The top floor only has windows and no balcony.Sep 20, 2016
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The 7th floor was the top floor of Nagoya Castle being an enclosed lookout deck.Sep 20, 2016
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Replica of the castle's famous roof ornament, a golden carp.Sep 20, 2016
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Triangular chidorihafu roof gables on Nagoya Castle.Sep 20, 2016
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Corridor between the smaller tower and main tower.Sep 20, 2016
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Museum inside Nagoya Castle's main tower had seven floors with exhibits. There was an elevator inside. The smaller tower had nothing except the door and entrance hall.Nagoya Castle's main tower closed on May 6, 2018 to be dismantled (and reconstructed).Sep 20, 2016
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Entrance hallSep 20, 2016
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Entrance to the main castle tower.Sep 20, 2016
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Elevator for wheelchairs.Sep 20, 2016
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Entrance to the main castle tower when it was still open. Nagoya Castle's main tower closed on May 6, 2018 to be dismantled (and reconstructed). Interior photos were taken when it ws still open.Sep 20, 2016
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