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 also ...

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 the ...