Osu Antique Market

Visitors and residents alike flock to the Osu Kannon Temple antique market. The popularity of the event is due to the amazing array of items on display from Japan’s past. Those looking for an authentic memento of their time in Japan will easily find something unusual here.

One response to “Osu Antique Market

  1. Who wrote this rubbish?

    “Of course, the truly desperate will take a chance on Nagoya Castle (ferroconcrete and the world’s only surviving Edo-period elevator!).”

    Oh, yes, that was a clever line wasn’t it! Copied time and again from other snide commentators who don’t know what they’re talking about either. It’s not one of those “jokes” that improves with age either.
    There are only 12 castle keeps in original condition across the nation. Every other castle bar three are reconstructed in concrete! So over 90% of the concrete reproductions have elevators. Makes your very funny comment worthless doesn’t it? If you’re going to be in the publishing game, then learn to make a few original comments and do you homework for starters.
    For your information, Nagoya Castle has the biggest keep of all Japanese castles. It was the best designed castle, built with the labour of thousands, to ensure that the moats and all stonework was completed within six months. The workforce was comprised of former enemy daimyo, brought in so that Tokugawa Ieyasu could keep his enemy close, and watch them, while ruining them financially, as the workers, stones, timber etc all came from their pockets. This prevented them from being able to afford to wage war. Because the enemies of Ieyasu knew the ins and outs of Nagoya Castle, they understood how well designed and strong it was. Its reputation was its greatest defence.
    The keep, (yes, made of concrete, because in 1959 the citizens realised that Nagoya Castle is not just the symbol, but the roots of this city, and wanted it rebuilt as quickly, and as strongly as possible, and concrete was seen as the saviour of the time) is rebuilt as close to the original design, and holds a number of quality sets of armour, weapons, and displays.
    The Nagoya Honmaru Goten palace was Japan’s finest, and was the inspiration for the National Treasure and World Heritage listed Nijo Castle palace. To boot, Nagoya’s Honmaru Goten has been 100% authentically rebuilt in the traditional manner, and is currently open to the public.

    I could go on, and not just about your lack of knowledge or respect for Nagoya Castle, but the city too. but you probably don’t care. Perhaps your position could be better used to improve the image of Nagoya instead of following like a lost sheep and making the same old staid comments that continues to hold down this great city’s image. Or you could leave.

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