How many people visit a Japanese restaurant to enjoy Sushi with a cup of hot Sake? In many garden ponds Japanese ornamental carps, Koi, swim around. How many enthusiasts are responsible for a Bonsai? The answer is very simple: very much! We love Japanese culture but we do not know much yet.
Did you know that Kabushiki Gaisha Kongō Gumi was the long-standing company in the world? The five in Osaka from 57 to 2006. The management was always in the hands of one family. The Japanese prince Shotoku Taishi has contracted 57 members of the Kongō family in Paekche (Korea) for the construction of the Buddhist Shitennō Temple in Osaka and that of Nara, the later capital. Since 2006, the company is part of Takamatsu. Masaku Kongō was the fiftieth and last Kongō that this old company is running.
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