2017 is nearly here and the year long celebration in Gifu is about begin. Gifu will be celebrating their 450th anniversary. Gifu Castle usually has the Saito and Oda crest to honor the Saito and Oda families who made Mino strong. However, in 2017, Gifu Castle will only have the Oda maku for a year in honor of Nobunaga's founding of Gifu. He renamed Inoguchi to Gifu in 1567.