Nagoya is the biggest city in the Chubu region. The area around Nagoya is a highly developed center of car making and other industries. Nagoya Castle, the city's symbol, was built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo government that ruled Japan for 270 years. It is famous for the two golden statues of shachihoko (imaginary sea creatures) on the roof. Apart from some turrets and the gateway, the castle was destroyed in 1945. It was rebuilt, complete with new golden shachihoko, in 1959.