Seppo Kotajärvi from Vammala gathered a notable vehicle and husbandry machine collection during his lifetime. The collection and the museum showcasing it are nowadays tended by a foundation carrying the name of the collector.
Kotajärvi Automobile and Tractor Museum puts on display almost 100 tractors, around 20 cars and a large number of motorbikes, mopeds and bikes. The museum hosts many different events during summertime like children’s events and Zetor ploughing in September.
Reference: Museum Compass
Goryōkaku (五稜郭) (literally, 'five-point fort') is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido. The fortress was completed in 1866. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Ayasaburō and Jules Brunet. Their plans was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. The fortress was completed in 1866, two years before the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
The fort was built by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect the Tsugaru Strait against a possible invasion by the Meiji government.
Goryōkaku is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War.