Monday, January 25, 2010

Hi this is my sixth blog.

This time, I’m going to talk about Nagoya Castle. It has the anniversary which had built for 400 years ago. General Tokugawa built it in 1610 as the first owner. Tokugawa is the one of really famous for Japanese historic samurai.

The Nagoya government also made the featuring popular character goods for this event. It’s called ‘’Hachi-maru’’. When the gate of Nagoya castle opened, many people celebrated this event on January of 3rd. Some of them were ‘’Omotenashi-tai’’ who impersonates Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu that I have already introduced in my third blog. This anniversary became a quite marvelous event.
According to the Chunichi website, people said that everything will be nice and safe this year because of this event.


  1. I always feel like going to Nagoya Castle, because I have never visited there.
    By the way, is 'Hachi-maru' really popular?
    I think 'Hikonyan' is better than 'Hachi-maru' , as I see it in the photo.

  2. It is worth going to Nagoya castle!
    I enjoed seeing Nagoya city from the top of the castle.

  3. Glad to know all will be safe this year in Nagoya. When I se the hotos of the earthquake in Haiti, I keep imagining what the big earthquake here will be like.

  4. OOPS-- My computer keeps skipping some letters-- I meant to write: When I see the photos of the earthquake....

  5. In memory of 400 anniversary, they should make a character of Nagoya castle like a 'hiko-nyan':))

  6. I saw the character and Ometenashi-Tai as well. The ideas of drawing attentions of people activate the local community. I think this event's been very successful.