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Aizuwakamatsu Castle
© Masato Tsubaki
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2016: Aizu-wakamatsu Castle

Although this castle boasts a history stretching back more than 600 years, it was damaged in the Battle of Aizu — hostilities during the switch from the rule of the Shoguns to the Meiji restoration — and the main tower was destroyed by 1874. It was rebuilt (in reinforced concrete) in 1965, and finally in 2011 the black roof tiles were returned to the authentic red tiles from the time of its destruction. The castle grounds contain around a thousand cherry trees, one of which frames the view here.

The castle is in the modern city of Aizu-wakamatsu, after which it is usually named in English, but it is also known as Tsurugajô, or "Crane Castle".

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued July 2018
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23575 (23-575 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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