|Above, Godzilla (Haruo Nakajima) is about to demolish Nagoya Castle in|
Mothra vs. Godzilla (a.k.a. Godzilla vs. The Thing). Photo by Toho Co., Ltd.
Nagoya Castle is about to be demolished again. Not by the U.S. (as was the case during World War II) or by Godzilla (as was the case in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)). It is to be dismantled so that a wooden version can be built on the site.
The Japan Times reported:
NAGOYA – The city of Nagoya will start accepting donations Friday to finance a restoration project that will re-create the original wooden structure of Nagoya Castle’s main tower.
The city aims to collect ¥10 billion through its Kinshachi donation campaign, which is named after the two statues of the kin no shachihoko (golden tiger-headed fish) on the roof of the castle’s donjon.
Those who donate ¥1 million or more will be entitled to enter Nagoya Castle free of charge for 30 years. The city aims to complete the restoration in 2022 at a maximum cost of ¥50.5 billion.
“We can expect donations not only from Nagoya but also from all over the world,” Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura said at a news conference last Monday.The current Nagoya Castle was constructed in 1959 in reinforced concrete.
About ¥10 million has been already donated, according to the city.
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