KUMAMOTO CASTLE, Japanese Castle Model

Woody JOE
WJCM-05 / Level 4
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1/150 Scale "Kumamoto Castle"
Wooden Japanese Castle Model, by Woody JOE

Kumamoto Castle is famous as one of Japan's top three castles.

From the gentle slope, the top sudden high stone wall is a stone wall superior in defense that is said to be "crescent moon stone wall" or "warrior overturn".

Kumamoto Castle built over 7 years by Kiyomasa Kato, a master of castle construction, about 400 years ago.
Although the castle tower and many buildings were burnt down during the 1877 Southwest War, they were unable to capture due to the strong defenses of the Sengoku period fortress.

However, due to the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, about 10% of the stone wall collapsed and about 30% needed to be repaired.

There are 50 places where stone walls have collapsed throughout the castle. Numbered stones are collected and numbered, collated with photographs taken before the earthquake, and the stones are stacked in their original positions. In order to proceed with such delicate reconstruction work, the restoration of the entire castle area will be completed in 2037.

Characteristics of laser processing kit
Products using laser processed parts are finished in a work that emphasizes shadows in addition to its elaborateness.

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Architectural Model Display Case / TYPE N

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In nearby San-no-Maru Park is the Hosokawa Gyobu-tei, the former residence of Hosokawa clan, the Higo daimyo. This traditional wooden mansion has a fine Japanese garden located in its grounds.
The signature curved stone walls known as musha-gaeshi, as well as wooden overhangs were designed to prevent foes from penetrating the castle. Rock falls were also used as deterrents.
Kumamoto Castle recently celebrated its 400th anniversary. On Dec 7, 2007 a large scale renovation of the Lord`s Inner Palace was completed. A public ceremony for the restoration was held April 20, 2008.
Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three premiere castles in Japan, along with Nagoya and Osaka.

About the Model
*Wooden parts: 124kinds
*Metal parts : 1 kind
*Production reference time: 80 hours

Manufacturer: Woody JOE
Scale: 1/150
Package size: 515x365x110mm
Depth: 360mm
Width: 500mm
Height: 317mm
Assembly reference time: 80 hours
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