Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Kumamoto Castle Paper Model - by K.Yoshinaka / STpers - via Canon



 photo kumamoto.castle.papercraft.via.papermau.002_zpsleltkuwd.jpg Kumamoto Castle, in Japan's Nagano prefecture, was constructed in 1607. It is one of Japan's most famous castles. At the time of construction, ginkgo trees were planted at the site to ensure its residents would have food even during battles, meaning that the castle was also referred to as Ginnan-jo (castle with ginkgo trees) . The castle's circumference was built to be approximately 9km long, with a total area of 980,000m². The castle has two towers or tenshukaku at the top, which provide views of everything within a great distance of the castle. The bigger tower is 30m high, and the smaller one is 19m high. The original towers were destroyed in a fire in 1877, and were reconstructed in 1960. In Japan, Kumamoto Castle is known for its construction which made strategic use of the landscape. The beautiful curves of its stone walls become suddenly steep towards the top, a building technique which made it difficult for enemies to break in.  - Canon

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O Kumamoto-jo, também conhecido em português como Castelo de Kumamoto, é um dos "Três Famosos Castelos" do Japão, juntamente com o Matsumoto-jo e com o Himeji-jo. Fica localizado na cidade de Nagano, província de Kumamoto, no Japão. O Kumamoto-jo é um grande e, nos seus tempos, extremamente bem fortificado castelo japonês. A torre de menagem (a fortaleza central do castelo) é uma reconstrução concreta edificada em 1960. No entanto, ainda existem vários edifícios antigos do castelo original, em madeira. O castelo foi sitiado durante a Rebelião de Satsuma (1877), tendo sido saqueado e queimado depois de um cerco de 53 dias. No vizinho parque de San-no-Maru fica a antiga residência do Clã Hosokawa, os daimyo da província de Higo. Esta tradicional mansão de madeira possui um refinado jardim japonês em seus terrenos. As paredes de pedra curvadas, conhecidas como musha-gaeshi, assim como as saliências de madeira, foram desenhadas para prevenir a entrada dos inimigos no castelo. As quedas de rocha também foram usadas como sistemas defensivos.


Link: Kumamoto.Castle.Paper.Model.by.K.Yoshinaka.STpers.via.Canon


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2 comments:

  1. ..very nice info, but it's still matsumuto castle, also known as crow castle because of its black colouring, in prefecture nagano ;)

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    1. Hello, my friend,

      Thanks for the alert. I just fixed the text. Many thanks, really.

      Thanks for the visit, too.

      Greetings from Brazil! :)

      Mauther

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