Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 06/14/2015


Photo taken on October  5, 2008


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Matsumoto Castle Opposites Dark

Matsumoto Castle Opposites Dark
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. It was the seat of the Matsumoto domain. It is located in the city of Matsumoto, in Nagano Prefecture and is within easy reach of Tokyo by road or rail.

The keep (tenshukaku), which was completed in the late sixteenth century, maintains its original wooden interiors and external stonework. It is listed as a National Treasure of Japan.

Matsumoto Castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) because it is not built on a hilltop or amid rivers, but on a plain. Its complete defences would have included an extensive system of inter-connecting walls, moats, and gatehouses.
Photographed on 10 05 2008 using;
Canon EOS 400D SLR Digital Camera..

Béatrice, Alda - moving back to Flickr soon, Anémone, Dan Leppert and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
Roy Lowry
Roy Lowry
Impressive building.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Yes Riy it is.
Thank you for your comment.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you Kenny, yes like most of them.
2 years ago.
Chs Serge
Chs Serge
Belle architecture
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Yes it is.
Merci beaucoup.
2 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
Wonderful building and a great photo of it
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thanks very much Jenny.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ funtor,
Thank you for the Star.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you very much Eva.
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Beautifully captured building, John! I don't see anything like that where I live, lol!
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you Val. No, nor do I round here, there are many in Japan though.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
A beautiful building John, and beautifully captured.
Congrats on Explore ;-)
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you very much June.
Yes, there are many such buildings in Japan, I have visited many of them.
2 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
nice tribute
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you very much Trudy.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Dan Leppert.
Thank you for the Star.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Anemone.
Thank you for the Star.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Alda Tita.
Thank you for the Star.
John.
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
@ Beatrice.
Thank you.
2 years ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Nice shot of this very distinctive building
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Thank you Frank, yes it is also distinctive by being the only Black Castle in Japan, it is often called Crow Castle.
2 years ago.