Photographer's Note

This is the statue of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who united Japan under himself, built Osaka Castle, and Hokoku shrine is dedicated to.

It is a recreation of an earlier statue that was destroyed during WWII. The new statue was completed in 2007 and was created by the Japanese sculptor Nakamura Shinya (中村晋也). It is 5.2m high in total - the statue is 3.2m high and the pedestal is 2m.

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