Otoko-tachi no Yamato: A Tribute to the World’s Largest Battleship

Otoko-tachi no Yamato: A Tribute to the World’s Largest Battleship

Otoko-tachi no Yamato: A Tribute to the World's Largest Battleship

Otoko-tachi no Yamato (2005) is a Japanese war drama film directed by Jun’ya Satô and based on the novel by Jun Henmi. The film tells the story of the Yamato, the world’s largest battleship that was sunk by American forces on April 7, 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa. The film follows three Japanese friends who embark on the Yamato and witness its final moments, as well as a woman who seeks to visit the site where the ship lies at the bottom of the sea.

The film features a cast of well-known Japanese actors, such as Takashi Sorimachi, Shidô Nakamura, Kyôka Suzuki, Ken’ichi Matsuyama and Yû Aoi. The film also boasts impressive production values, as part of the foredeck and port side of the Yamato were reconstructed to full scale for the exterior scenes. The film also used a one-tenth scale model of the Yamato at its namesake museum in Kure for some shots.

Otoko-tachi no Yamato is a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the Japanese sailors who fought on board of the Yamato, as well as a reflection on the futility and tragedy of war. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, and won six awards at the Japan Academy Prize, including Best Picture and Best Director.

If you are interested in watching Otoko-tachi no Yamato, you can download it in 720p quality from various online sources[^2^] [^3^] [^4^]. However, please be aware that you may need a VPN to access some of these sites and that you may be violating copyright laws by doing so. Alternatively, you can watch it legally on DVD or Blu-ray with English subtitles.

If you want to learn more about the Yamato and its history, you can also visit the Yamato Museum (大和ミュージアム) in Kure, Hiroshima, Japan. The museum is located where the battleship was completed and launched in 1941. The museum opened on April 23, 2005, and is nicknamed the Yamato Museum due to the display in the lobby of a 1/10 scale model of the Yamato[^1^]. The model is over 26 meters (86 feet) long and shows the details of the ship’s design and armament.

The museum also exhibits various items related to the shipbuilding, naval and maritime history of Kure, such as a Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane, a Kaiten human torpedo, a KairyÅ«-class submarine, a boiler from the battleship Kongō, a 16-inch gun from the battleship Mutsu, and a collection of suicide notes from Kaiten pilots. The museum also has a theater that shows films related to the Yamato and the Imperial Japanese Navy, as well as an experiment work room, a library, a citizens’ gallery, and a gift shop.

Outside the museum, there is a brick park, a lawn plaza, and Yamato Wharf. Next to the museum, there is also the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Kure Museum, which includes the retired JMSDF YÅ«shio-class submarine Akishio (SS-579) and a rudder and screw of the battleship Mutsu.

The Yamato Museum is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day except Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday). The admission fee is 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students, and free for children under six years old. You can also buy a combined ticket with the JMSDF Kure Museum for 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for high school students, and 300 yen for elementary and junior high school students.

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