Osaka Castle dated 4th April, 2010

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  1. Shinpachi

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    #1 Shinpachi, Apr 7, 2010
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    I have taken and arranged these photos for Maximowitz's birthday.
    He recommends me to share them with other members too.

    Some more may be added later.
    Please enjoy.
    Thanks.

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  2. evangilder

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    Nice shots, Shinpachi-san. :thumbleft:
     
  3. Shinpachi

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    Thanks evangilder.

    Here are additions which were previously introduced in a modest size.
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    Lovely! It's always great to see the other cities and cultures that the members here are a part of. I'd love to spend a day looking around that castle but it would take a crowbar to get me out of the record and guitar shops in Osaka, I'd have to put a day aside for it!*







    *For fans of rock music, Akira Takasaki, guitarist with Japanese band Loudness, was born and resides in Osaka.
     
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    I have heard some of his music and it's just my opinion, but they flat out ROCK!:headbang:

    Excellent shots Shinpachi!! The castle is gorgeous sir!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    That first shot looks like a post card, Shinpachi-san. Very nice! Definitely looking like spring with the trees in bloom.
     
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    Thanks for enjoying my photos, Vassili Zaitzev, Aaron, evangilder and Maximowitz:)

    ...... This building is located in the same yard as Osaka Castle, about 200 meters apart south from it.
    This is famous for the locals but seems not so much for the tourists.

    This was the headquarters of 4th Devision of IJA.
    They joined the Battle of Bataan as reinforcements during March to May, 1942.
    Now deserted.

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    Great photos Shinpachi~ Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Good shots!
     
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    Please feel free to post any shots of interest from Japan.
     
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    Great shots, Shinpachi!

    The closeups of the building's ornamentation are excellent :thumbleft:
     
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    More excellent shots Shinpachi!!:thumbright: Do they give tours of the IJA Headquaters building? To coin a old phrase,"Never judge a book by it's cover.".:)
     
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    Beautiful shots there Shinpachi, I would;d love to see more of that scenery :D
     
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    Thanks for your interest to my photos Messy1, Gnomey, GG, Aaron and ontos:)

    They have no plan to show the inside of the building at the moment but I have ever entered there when it was once used as a museum about twenty years ago (The museum was closed later as another new city museum was built outside the castle). I thought it would be better if it was used as a hotel or a guest house because the old building had a good atmosphere of the 1930s.

    The Osaka Castle and the headquarters received several air-attacks during the ww2 because there was a big arsenal in the east of the castle.
    You can still see a couple of bullet marks on the north side of the stone wall (red circled).

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    Great photo's Shinpachi! :thumbright:
     
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    Thanks Wayne for your visiting this very peaceful springtime thread.
    Now, please let me complete with these final photos on the day.
    Thanks everyone for watching!

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    Wonderful shots. Can I ask which camera you used for them?
     
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    Your photos look excellent Shinpachi! :thumbright: Nice work sir.:thumbleft: The castle shots are absolutely spot on.:cool:
     
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