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Nagoyanさん: Nagoya Like It Is
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自由文If you have any interest in Nagoya castle, Nagoya, Japan, or wanted to guide your friends in English, please visit my site. You will find out its history, structures, events, and nature in the castle and surrounding area.
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  • Monkey Painting on the Bathroom Door
  • At the end of the corridor in Shogun’s Accommodation area, you will notice the painting of the monkey. Two monkeys try to catch moon which reflect water surface by holding hand in hand link together in a line. This theme was very popular in medieval Japan. The painting teaches you not to try impossible mission.... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Bamboo is Drunk?
  • Look at these bamboos. Last time I saw it about a month ago, they were little. Now they are grown so high! Bamboo is the fastest g
    rowing plant on earth. But did you know that at around late June or on May 13th of the lunar calendar is called Chikusui-jitsu lit
    erally means “the day bamboo... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Main Palace … Shogun Accommodation Hall
  • After the Reception Hall, you will be entered into the Shogun Accommodation Hall. As the name suggested, this part of the building
    was for the shogun. It was constructed in 1634 which was 19 years later than the other parts of the building. Only about two deca
    des, but you can instantly recognize the difference. The... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Matsumoto Castle in Nagano Prefecture
  • Matsumoto Castle was built around 1593-1594. The castle was designated as a national treasure and one of only 12 survived original
    main castle towers in Japan! The castle area was set out within its three surrounding moats. The Honmaru and the Ninomaru palaces
    were constructed within the inner compound and the Sannomaru area was constructed... Read More [続きを読む]
  • The Biggest Pottery/Ceramic Fair in Japan
  • “Yakimono World” is the biggest pottery/ceramic fair in Japan and this year marks its 12th anniversary and is held in Nagoya Castle during 19-27 May 2018! It is an annual event and has more than 100 booths in which not only ceramic wares but also other table wares such as glass and plastic products and... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Odani Castle Ruined in Shiga Prefecture
  • It is counted among Japan’s Five Greatest Mountain Castles, along with Kasugayama, Nanao, Kannonji and Gassantoda Castle. Odani castle was built on the mountain and used in time of war. There is no building left but only some stone walls, stone foundation and enclosures. A stunnig view from the top. You can climb on your... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Nagahama Castle in Shiga Prefecture
  • Nagahama castle was built around 1577 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi after the defeat of Azai clan in 1573 at the battle of Anegawa and Oda
    ni. Hideyoshi gained the domain of Azai clan then he built Nagahama castle for aiming to control over water transportation on Lake
    Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. The top observation deck... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Tokugenji Temple in Nagoya
  • Tokugenji temple is located in eastern part of Nagoya. Religion: Buddhism, Rinzai sect, Myoushinji school Established: 1592 You ca
    n experience Zen meditation with unsui (monks undergoing zen traning). It is open to the public so you can try if you are interest
    ed. But I warn you this is a serious training!! The training includes four... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Rice wine festival in 2018
  • Rice wine festival held at Nagoya Castle once again! You can taste varieties of rice wine and you will discover how each variety h
    ave its own unique flavor and aroma. If you find one you like, you can purchase them at the spot. Buy some coins beforehand, you c
    an buy rice wine only by these... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Cherry Blossom in 2018
  • Spring has come! Cherry flowers are now in full bloom. Over 10 different varieties of 1,000+ cherry trees are grown in the ground
    of the Nagoya castle. Somei Yoshino They are the most common variety of Sakura. Pale pink color flowers opens before leaves. Shid
    arezakura or Weeping Cherry The branches dropped down. [続きを読む]
  • Kakegawa and Sumpu Castle in Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Kakegawa castle I visited to Kakegawa castle in Shizuoka which takes about two and half drive from Nagoya. The castle was built ab
    out 500 years ago by Yoshitada Imagawa then changed the hands to Tokugawa, Yamauchi, Matsudaira etc. then Ota family. The castle t
    ower and palace were both destroyed in the big earthquake of 1854.... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Kakuozan Nittai-ji Temple in Nagoya
  • This temple is located in eastern part of Nagoya. The holy remains of Buddha were provided from Thailand and Nittai-ji (Japan and
    Thailand) temple was built in 1904. This temple in the only one in Japan does not belong to any specific sect but represents all t
    he sects. The administration of the temple is managed... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Flowers in February
  • Plum Flower Plum fruits in summer Flowers in December Flowers in November Flowers in October Flowers in September Flowers in Augus
    t Flowers in July Flowers in June Flowers in May Flowers in April Flowers in March Flowers in February Flowers in January Ninomaru
    Garden Ofukemaru Garden Herb Garden [続きを読む]
  • Kenchuji Temple in Nagoya
  • Kenchuji temple was established by the 2nd lord of Owari Tokugawa clan, Tokugawa Mitsutomo, in 1651 to pray for the soul of his la
    te father, Yoshinao. Since its establishment, this temple has been the family temple of the Owari Tokugawa Family. Address: 1-7-5
    7 Tsutsui, Higashi-ku, Nagoya Religion: Buddhism Sect:Jodo Established: 1651 HP: AGongen... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Chonmage Hair Style in Edo Period
  • Men in the Edo period worn their hair in a style called Chonmage. Top of the head to be shaved, the rest of the hair to be grown l
    ong and made into a ponytail, and then the ponytail folded back onto the top of the head in a topknot. Have you ever wondered how
    on... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Kinshachi Yokocho Gurmet Town
  • Kinshachi Yokocho Gurmet Town is going to open on 29th March 2018. Kinshachi means Golden dolphin which a symbol of the city of Na
    goya and Yokocho means a side street. The town consists of two zones, Yoshinao and Muneharu. Both are well known samurai lord of N
    agoya in Edo period. Local specialty foods are available... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Nanao Shrine in Nagoya
  • Nanao shrine is located not far from Nagoya castle. The legend says that a turtle with seven tails (nanao means seven tails) carri
    ed a wooden statue of Sugawara Michizane (a scholar and politician in 8th century and was later deified as Tenjin god) to this pla
    ce. The statue of turtle supposed to give you a... Read More [続きを読む]
  • Basketball Game at Aichi Gymnasium
  • There is an event called a Basketball Clinic. Boys and girls who are interested in basketball offered a lesson from professional b
    asketball players and watch the official play. Within the time schedule, one hour was allocated to see the Nagoya castle and I gui
    ded them around. For their thanks, I was invited to see a... Read More [続きを読む]