Kumamoto Castle repairs expected to take decades

Apr 13, 2017

Kumamoto Castle repairs expected to take decades

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“Warning: No trespassing due to earthquake damage,” bears a sign at Kumamoto Castle, a popular tourist destination in the prefecture, while castle officials make rounds to prevent trespassers. Strong earthquakes that hit the region last April not only destroyed homes, schools and offices but ...

Damage to Kumamoto Castle walls linked to 1889 Meiji temblor

Nov 6, 2016

Damage to Kumamoto Castle walls linked to 1889 Meiji temblor

Nearly 80 percent of the walls at Kumamoto Castle destroyed by Kyushu’s earthquakes in April had also been damaged by a strong 1889 earthquake that struck during the Meiji Era, the Kumamoto Municipal Government said. “The technology used to repair the stone walls of ...

Quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle to take decades to restore

May 20, 2016

Quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle to take decades to restore

Artisans are determined to complete “at any cost” the restoration of Kumamoto Castle, which has been heavily damaged by a series of powerful earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture. Work to repair collapsed stone walls, the tenshukaku (castle keep), and other damaged properties is expected to ...