Osaka Castle

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Osaka castle
Dezarae ballungay
Social Studies, period 5
Mr.Sato

Today is a wonderful day to talk about the history of the Osaka Castle. The Osaka Castle is widely known as an emblem of the power and fortune of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Hideyoshi began construction at the former site of Honganji Temple and completed the magnificent castle, which was reputed as the unparalleled in the country. Hideyoshi employed the castle as his stronghold, he had succeeded quelling the wars that which had continued for more than one century, thereby unifying the entire nation. After his death, Ieyasu Tokugawa, who worked for him was his Chief retainer, was appointed to the shogun and he established the shogunate government in Edo that in Tokyo. In 1615, Ieyasu ruined the Toyotomi family and destroyed the Osaka Castle in the summer of the war Osaka. Thereafter, Tokugawa shogunate reconstructed the Osaka Castle. In 1868 it was held under direct control but when the shogunate lost power the castle fell. Later on in 1931 the main tower was reconstructed in the center of the Osaka Castle, which was used as a military base and with funds raised by the citizens. The present day the main tower is the third generation. It follows the main tower from the Toyotomi period that was destroyed by fire during the summer war, the Tokugawa period which was struck by lightning was burned down.
Since its construction the Osaka Castle repeatedly featured as the battleground of the major wars in Japanese history. The Osaka Castle is very popular with both domestic and overseas tourist as historical site. This has handed down through the above mentioned historical drama to today. Construction of Hideyoshi’s golden tea room

Hideyoshi Toyotomi was fascinated with gold. He ordered that gold will be applied to the furniture, weapons, armor, and the furthermore, to the exterior of the main tower of…...

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