Tag Archives: Japan

Photo Gallery of 大阪, Ōsaka Castle (Osakajo) Osaka, Japan

Osaka Castle (Ōsakajō) Osaka (大阪, Ōsaka) is Japan’s second largest metropolitan area after Tokyo.   The construction of Osaka Castle (大阪城, Ōsakajō) started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the centre of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest castle at the time. The castle …

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Why You Should Visit Nagasaki 長崎 Japan

If you’re tired of the flocks of tourists in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo, I recommend a few days in Nagasaki! There is so much more to Nagasaki (長崎) than it’s atomic past. Nagasaki (長崎) is a charming and modern port city on the island of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture. Nagasaki is embraced by mountains on one side, …

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Vancouver Powell Street Festival 2013

The thirty-seventh annual Vancouver Powell Street Festival –  Celebrating Japanese Canadian Art, Culture and Heritage in Vancouver. The 2013 Vancouver Powell Street Festival held on August 3 & 4, 2013 from 11:30am-7pm is an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage that features something for everyone: dance, music, film and video, visual arts, martial arts demos, amateur sumo …

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