Nijo Castle / World Heritage Miniature Series Vol.1


This product will be sold in a limited edition package design at the "Nijo Castle" store. In addition, the regular package design will be released at capsule toy stores nationwide, Ken Ele Stand Akihabara Store, Shimbashi Station Store, Ueno Land, etc.

"Nijo Castle", which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, has been made into a miniature figure by Tomohiro Yasui, a famous sculptor known for his "Kamirobo" paper work. .

Nijo Castle was built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Shogunate, to protect the Kyoto Imperial Palace where the emperor lived and to serve as lodgings for the shogun when he visited Kyoto. It is known as a valuable historical heritage that has seen the rise and fall of the family and the long history of Japan. In 1867 (Keio 3), it is also famous as the place where the 15th shogun, Yoshinobu, expressed his intention to return the government to the Great Hall of the Ninomaru Palace.

There are 5 types in the lineup. The ``Shogun's Meeting Place'', which reproduces the Ninomaru Palace and the meeting place, and the ``Rakuchu Rakugai-zu Byobu,'' which was handed down to the Ikeda family, the feudal lord of Okayama, has high artistic value, depicting the city and suburbs of Kyoto (Ikeda book: Hayashibara Museum of Art). ) was reproduced from "Tenshu". The lineup includes the Ninomaru Palace, a national treasure, the Karamon gate, an important cultural property, and the southeastern corner turret of the remaining turrets. It will be a product packed with a wide range of attractions, from the actual building of Nijo Castle to related art works.

①Place where the shogun meets
②Southeast corner turret
③Karamon gate
④Ninomaru palace (magnet type)
⑤Tenshu (Rakuchu Rakugai-zu folding screen) [Reproduced from [Ikeda book])

Modeler and Kamirobo artist. After working in special effects modeling for TV and movies, he has created many figures as a character figure sculptor. He is also active as a writer of paper crafts "Kamirobo" that he has been making since childhood.

Planning and production / Publisher: Ken Elephant Co., Ltd.
Production cooperation: Public Interest Incorporated Association Kyoto City Tourism Association
Design: Tomohiro Yasui

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