Yes, that's a giant samurai sword slicing Osaka Castle in half. No, the sword is not real. The castle, however, is.
Osaka Castle fell and burned during the mid-19th century. And as World War II raged, the castle and its grounds housed a military arsenal and military barracks that were bombed during the war.
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