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

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.

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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.

 

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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 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.

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.

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