Hilltop Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Kumamoto, in Kumamoto Prefecture.- Kumamoto Castle
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Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama and Edo periods.
Later, after Higo Province was confiscated from Sassa Narimasa, he was granted 250,000 koku of land in Higo (roughly half of the province), and given Kumamoto Castle as his provincial residence.
Prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyūshū.
Revolt of disaffected samurai against the new imperial government, nine years into the Meiji Era.
The Commandant of Kumamoto Castle Major General Tani Tateki had 3,800 soldiers and 600 policemen at his disposal.
Matsumoto Castle (松本城), originally known as Fukashi Castle, is one of Japan's premier historic castles, along with Himeji and Kumamoto.
Hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan.
Along with Matsumoto Castle and Kumamoto Castle, Himeji Castle is considered one of Japan's three premier castles.
Capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.
Afterwards, Kiyomasa built Kumamoto Castle.
Japanese castles (城) are fortresses constructed primarily of wood and stone.
Hostilities commenced on February 19, 1877, when the defenders of Kumamoto Castle fired on the Satsuma troops.
The 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes (平成28年熊本地震) were a series of earthquakes, including a magnitude 7.0 main shock which struck at 01:25 JST on April 16, 2016 (16:25 UTC on April 15) beneath Kumamoto City of Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu Region, Japan, at a depth of about 10 km, and a foreshock earthquake with a magnitude 6.2 at 21:26 JST (12:26 UTC) on April 14, 2016, at a depth of about 11 km.
Kumamoto Castle, another Important Cultural Property sustained damage to its roof and exterior buildings and walls because of the earthquakes and associated aftershocks.
Small tropical cyclone that impacted Japan and the Korean Peninsula in August 2019.
Repair works on Kumamoto Castle were suspended to prevent any equipment from damaging the structure.
1985 epic action drama film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.
Kurosawa was granted permission to shoot at two of the country's most famous landmarks, the ancient castles at Kumamoto and Himeji.