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Kumamoto Castle after the Earthquakes

Let’s visit Kumamato Castle
Kumamoto Castle is one of the three great castles, along with Nagoya Castle and 
Osaka Castle and one of the 100 best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.

The current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, a great commander and 
took 7 years to complete. 

Suddenly, without any prediction, the series of Earthquakes including magnitude 
7.0 main shock which struck in April 2016 beneath Kumamoto-city.
Then severe damages occurred Kumamoto prefecture including Kumamoto Castle.

Kumamoto Castle sustained damage to its roof and exterior buildings and walls 
because of the earthquakes and associated aftershocks.
Several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments were destroyed, and a large number 
of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.

Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible.

Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats 
surrounding the castle.

We will welcome you to our place Kumamoto Castle. 

All the photos on the page were taken in August 2016.

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