Woody JOE
WJ-WCM03

1/150 Scale "Kumamoto Castle"

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Woody JOE - Wooden Japanese Castle Model

Kumamoto Castle is a castle in Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan that has been opened to the public for tours. A large, and in its day, an extremely well fortified Japanese castle. The donjon (castle central keep) is a concrete reconstruction built in 1960, but several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle. The castle was besieged during the Satsuma Rebellion, and was sacked and burned after a 53-day siege.

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 : WoodyJOE
Scale : 1/150
Package size 515x365x110mm
Overall height 317mm
Overall width 500mm
Weight 3800g