HIGASHI-OSAKA, Osaka Pref. — It’s the usual shopping arcade stretching from a train station, a sight seen anywhere in Japan, except that a castle comes into view between arcade ceilings. Kosaka Castle.

Some 15 km southeast of Osaka Castle, which was built by feudal warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the five-story miniature Kosaka Castle stands atop a barbershop owned by Kenichi Isono in the Kosaka district in the downtown area.

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