Photographer's Note

This was shot across from the moat of Nagoya castle, usually you can see 10 to 20 professionals standing there with their 1 to 2 foot lenses and mommoth tripods, but not today, only me and a few others with their small cameras.

Something about Nagoya castle

The area surrounding the castle is one of the oldest settled areas in what is modern-day Nagoya. Built in 1612, the old castle town borders correspond to modern day Naka ward. For this reason, the area has traditionally been the center of government for the city and for Aichi Prefecture in general. Here you will find a range of government institutions and a number of historically and architecturally significant buildings.

In 1610 Tokugawa Ieyasu ordered the construction of Nagoya-jo to solidify the Tokugawa authority in Owari (Nagoya and vicinity). The castle was completed in 1612 and Tokugawa's ninth son Yoshinao entered the castle in 1616 from which he governed over Owari.

Nagoya-jo is famous for the 2 golden shachihoko that adorn the top of its donjon. That is why it is also known as "Kinshachi-jo." Kin means "gold" and shachi refers to the killer whale type mythical creatures that sit atop the donjon and other castle structures.

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I havent cropped it at all, I thought this would look nice

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