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Nagoyayamakofun parkNagoyayama Ancient Cemetery Park

那古野山古墳公園 那古野山古墳公園

The "Nagoyayama tumulus" is one of a group of tumuli called the Osu tumulus group. It was created around the 6th century and is said to have originally been a forward-rear round burial mound. Excavations were conducted in 1991 and 1995, and the excavated artifacts are housed in the Nagoya City Museum.
In 2022, the area around the burial mound and the stairs up to the burial mound were renovated and reborn as a new power spot in Osu under the name of Nakonoyama Burial Mound Park.

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RyukasuiWillow Downpour


It is reputed to be one of the three best waters in Owari-Nagoya, and was used as drinking water during the Edo period when the shoguns were visiting the capital.
The site where this willow sewer well was located was to be redeveloped, so it was relocated to the Nakonoyama Kofun Park in 2022.

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UFO Traffic lightsUFO signal

UFO信号機 UFO信号機

The square traffic signal installed at the intersection of Akamon Dori and Uramonzenmachi Dori is officially called a "suspended traffic signal" or commonly known as a "UFO traffic signal.
Signals for vehicles and pedestrians facing in each direction are integrated, which is quite rare in Japan and is sometimes introduced on TV.

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Tansu-no-Babaold woman who owns a dresser


An elderly woman carved out of wood smiles gently at a corner of East Niomon Street. It is said that if you touch her body, "you will never have to worry about what to wear for the rest of your life.

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Bansho-ji NobunagaMechanism
Banshoji Temple, Nobunaga


Performed daily at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00.
A door bearing the family crest of the Oda family opens, and the scene of the burning incense incident, in which Nobunaga threw incense at the funeral of his father Nobuhide at Banshoji Temple, is reproduced by a karakuri.
In the second scene, on the eve of the battle of Okehazama, Nobunaga dances "Atsumori" from the Kowaka Dance, saying, "Fifty years as a human being, if you gape in the heavens, it will be like a dream.
Tamaya Shobei, the eighth generation.

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Osu-kanon MuneharuranmanMechanism
Osu Kannon, Muneharu Blossoming.


During the reign of the 8th Shogun Yoshimune, Edo promoted a policy of thrift, but in Nagoya, Muneharu Tokugawa went against this policy and encouraged the arts and consumption. This is believed to have laid the foundation for Nagoya to become a center of the arts. Like Muneharu's politics, it is an elegant and gorgeous karakuri.
Performances include "Karako" and "Urashima.
Made by Yuriko Yumedo, a doll artist in Nagoya.

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Wakamiyahachimansya Dashi-KarakuriWakamiya Hachiman shrine
festival car

Karakuri is installed on the floats that are pulled out every year during the annual Wakamiya Festival in May and the Nagoya Festival in October.
The dolls were made in Enpo 4, and the doll maker Jusaburo Takeda improved the karakuri in Meiwa 4. Two karakos appear: one plays the fan drum, and the other stands upside down with his left hand on the lotus stand and sounds the surigane with his right hand.