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Goryōkaku star fort at cherry blossom time
© Epoch
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1000: Goryōkaku star fort at cherry blossom time

Said to be the earliest example of a western style fortress in Japan, this castle was built in 1855 to a French design by the Tokugawa Shogunate. A park since 1914,this is a favourite location for cherry blossom viewing.

The name (五稜郭 in Japanese) means "five-pointed"; the detached triangular part in the foreground gives the impression of six points, but this is due to the extreme wide-angle perspective of the photograph.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued May 2018
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10772 (10-772 on package)
Retail price ¥2500

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