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Matsumoto Castle

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An artist sketches Matsumoto Castle in Nagano.

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Nice sketch!

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Marvelous Matsumoto Castle !

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it's great

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I love this picture.

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another great shot.

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Beautiful

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right purty

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Another identikit Japanese castle, built in the 1950s and with a fully working elevator.

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The fact that the castle didn't burn during the war is a harrowing reminder to the locals that their city of is no real importance to the world.

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@trulymad Sorrrrry, there are no elevators in Matsumoto castle. Check your facts first

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The Raven. I think this is the most beautiful castle I have seen in Japan.

And yes, Matsumoto city is no big shakes. So what? I can think of many great cities around the world that don't have something this nice.

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I like the way so many older Jpaanese take up sketching/painting. you see them at so many sceninc spots and some of their stuff is pretty good. Matsumoto Castle is lovely.

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Heart of Japan - Nagano.

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This is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan. I first saw it on a drive from Kyoto to Tokyo (via Nagano, obviously) many years ago, just before New Years. It was surrounded by snow, and, just before twilight, its lower section was blanketed in mist, making it seem to almost float above the ground. Unforgettable.

The castle is hardly an "identikit" example. While it was renovated extensively in the Meiji and mid-Showa eras, much of the wood and stonework are original to it's late 16th century construction. In the latter part of the 19th century it almost fell to redevelopment, but was saved when the municipal government decided to purchase and preserve the site.

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Another identikit Japanese castle, built in the 1950s and with a fully working elevator.

@trulymad (indeed)I visited this castle a couple of years ago. It's beautiful and there weren't any elevators. You can elevate yourself with your own feet up the ancient steps.

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Well-taken picture!

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