#5852 Postcard JP-1305374 received from Japan
This postcard (JP-1305374) I received from Japan (Odawara - Kanagawa Prefecture) and was send by Fumie.
Postcard details: Kumamoto Castle - Kumamoto, travelled about 9306 km (5782 mi) in 11 days
Kumamoto Castle (熊本城) is a hilltop Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Kumamoto, in Kumamoto Prefecture. It was a large and well fortified castle. The castle keep is a concrete reconstruction built in 1960, but several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle. Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle. Thirteen structures in the castle complex are designated Important Cultural Property.
The castle sustained damage in a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck at 9:26 pm on 14 April 2016, in Mashiki town in Kumamoto prefecture.
As of June 2016, the efforts to repair the castle have begun. The restoration of the main tower will be completed by 2019. The completion date of full repair and restoration of the entire castle is scheduled to set in the year 2036.