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Swiss Alps

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Photo by Michael von Bergen

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January 27, 2009 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

Osaka, Japan

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Photo by Joop Dorresteijn

Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan’s most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.  (Wikipedia Article)

January 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm 1 comment


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