Wrapped In The Old School Song, We Fly Our Colours High

August 5, 2015

Matsumoto-jō.

A five-storied black and white castle sits upon a stone wall before a moat.

The castle commanded the nearby territory for hundreds and hundreds of years, and was never taken by force.

The castle's reflection is visible in the moat.

Japan contains multitudes.

A cartoon samurai stands on the castle grounds.

The grounds are green and well-kept by the city authority.

The castle and its grounds.
The roof and defenses from one wing of the castle.

Nearby is the cultural museum, with art and artifacts from throughout the region’s history.

A wooden dragon that once was on a boat's prow.
The castle's reflection is clear in the still moat.
The castle before a bright blue sky.
A closeup of roof tiles on a nearby temple.

The former Kaichi School.

An octagonal tower atop a low, wide western-style building with Japanese elements.

The sign of the Matsumoto Museum of Scales and Measurement.

A stylized two-pan balance symbol on a hanging.

Matsumoto, Japan

August 5, 2015

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