The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

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Quadricentennial Tenka-ichi Festival

Osaka Castle celebrate the 400th anniversary of the war of Osaka. In 1614, 1615 Tototomi clan had a fight with Tokugawa clan.  In fact Toyotomi made peace with Tokugwa in the winter war of Osaka in 1614, but next year Toyotomi was defeated by Tokugawa. As a result, Tokugawa Shogunate lasted over 260 years.
  Quadricentennial Tenka-ichi Festival is held In Osaka Castle.  It is the premier occasion to explore the history of Osaka as well as the modern city.

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

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Samurai Museum and Busho Hall

 I visited Samurai Museum and Busho Hall in Osaka Castle Park.
At Samurai Museum you can experience the Warring States period via the latest technology using 4k ultra-high definition video tunnel and holograms.
 At Busho Hall you can try on samurai and ninja costumes.

I disguised myself as Toyotomi Hideyoshi wearing haori, or a short coat, and kaboto, or a war helmet of Hideyoshi. I'm sure you check out the dynamic special effects footage of Osaka Castle.

 

Please take a look at my photo

I disguised myself as Toyotomi Hideyoshi wearing haori, or a short coat, and kaboto, or a war helmet of Hideyoshi. I'm sure you check out the dynamic special effects footage of Osaka Castle.

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

The performance of the Kanto Festival

Kanto Festival, one of the three major festivals in the Tohoku region, was held in Osaka Castle Park.  Kanto are long bamboo poles with  9 horizontal ones attached and many lit lanterns are hung on them.   As a kanto with 46 lit lanterns attached to the pole look like an ear of rice, the festival is also held to pray for a good harvest.

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

Local Mascots gathering from all over the country

In Osaka Castle Park, popular mascots gathered and they were devided in 2 parts, Toyotomi and Tokugawa groups, and thay run

(or walk ?) in three-leged race.  The attractions drawed a lot of families.

The 400th Anniversary of the War of Osaka -- Part Ⅰ (Watch a Video)

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13 Oct 2014


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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