Osaka Castle ... Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) was built by the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century, on the site of a temple called Ishiyama Hongan-ji.
The construction work began in 1583 and most buildings such as the castle tower were completed in 1585. Its gross area is over 3,300,000 sq m and tens of thousands of people were daily mobilized in its construction.
The donjon is five-tiered and nine-storied, and has large golden sea creature ornaments shining on the rooftop. It is claimed that pure gold chasings were set in the corridors. One of the charms of this castle is the beauty of its stone wall.
Reportedly, there are 40,000 rocks in the wall. Legend has it that powerful daimyo from all parts of Japan competed in carrying the large rocks to display their loyalty to the Toyotomi hegemon.
The existing castle tower was built in 1931. It has five tiers and is approximately 40 m high.
It is the symbol of Osaka.
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In the spring of 2019, Moomin theme park seems to open in Saitama prefecture!
Moomin was originally a Finnish novel, a picture book, and a TV program.
In 1945, the first novel was published, and in 1952 the picture book was released.
And in 1969 animated by Japanese animation company. It became popular in Japan.
After that, in 1990, the original author Tobin Jansson joined the animation production and was broadcasted in 60 countries around the world.
In Japan, it is a character that has been loved for a long time to this day,
Some Japanese travel to Finland only to go to Moomin World which opened in 1993.
Moomin Cafe, Moomin Shop etc are now in Japan, and it is crowded with Moomin fans every day.
Finally the theme park opens in such Moomin love Japan!
In addition to the Moomin zone which touches the pleasures of Moomin's work and stories, we plan to develop a public zone on the opposite bank where you can experience the wonderfulness of nature.
It seems there are plans to attract shops, activities, and restaurants that enjoy authentic Northern European cuisine, making full use of natural and rich Hanno style and special products!
It's still a year ago, but I'm looking forward to it now!