Schloss Eggenberg in Graz is the largest and most magnificent castle in Styria - a unique baroque work of art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a historic park.

The Japanese screen depicting Ôsaka is considered a sensational find in Schloss Eggenberg.

Sensational find Ôsaka-Paravent

During a restoration about 20 years ago, it was discovered that the East Asian pictorial elements in the Japanese cabinet at Schloss Eggenberg were not just wall decorations, but an eight-part folding screen from the early 17th century.

Video: Dr. Paul Schuster, Schloss Eggenberg

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View of Osaka Castle and Castle Town before 1615

Joined together, the eight panels create a unique city view of Ôsaka before 1615 - the world's only surviving view from this period.

In 2007, a joint research project was agreed between Kansai University Ôsaka, the University of Cologne and the Universalmuseum Joanneum, which has already provided a wealth of information about the screen.

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