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Sunday, November 30, 2014

An Osaka Castle 400th Anniversary

Above, Osaka Castle. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

This year marks a 400th anniversary involving Osaka Castle.

According to Gaijinpot.com:
Osaka Castle has been holding many small events over the last year and will continue to do so until next year. Signs and flags seem to mark some sort of 400 year anniversary, but what is going on? Is it the anniversary of the castle being built, or is it the anniversary of something else? 
It turns out to be the 400th anniversary of the siege of the castle and the fall of its feudal lord. In order to understand the importance of this event, you would need to know a bit more about the history of Japan.
The article then provides some Japanese and Osaka Castle history.

The present structure was built in the 1930s. It is a museum with interactive displays.

To read more, go here

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