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Matsumoto and Nagano, Japan

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    Posted: 14 February 2014 at 21:42
Some pictures from a visit to Matsumoto, a historic town in the foothills of the Japanese Alps, and famous for its heritage protected ancient castle (known fondly as "The Crow" because of its black colouring), as well as being the home of the late Dr Suzuki and now headquarters of the Suzuki Talent Research Institute that fosters music education for children all over the world. My violinist daughter is a Suzuki teacher who regularly attends the summer schools there, and I tagged along together with her husband one year.

The final few photos are from the mountains above Hapo and Hakuba in Nagano, the site of the winter Olympics some time back.

All taken with a700, CZ 16-80mm Vario-Sonar, or Minolta 200mm HS APO G.

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Metoba river, Matsumoto by jozioau, on Flickr

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Moat bridge to castle by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto castle by jozioau, on Flickr

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Towers on stone bases by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto castle balcony by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto castle interior by jozioau, on Flickr

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Hand adzed beams and columns by jozioau, on Flickr

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Interior of castle by jozioau, on Flickr

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Bridge over the moat by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto castle by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto castle at night by jozioau, on Flickr

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Modern building by jozioau, on Flickr

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Teacher and pupil by jozioau, on Flickr

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Suzuki summer school violinists by jozioau, on Flickr

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Suzuki summer school cellists by jozioau, on Flickr

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Quick stir-fry by jozioau, on Flickr

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Matsumoto bar, Japan by jozioau, on Flickr

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Olympic building by jozioau, on Flickr

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Misty ridge by jozioau, on Flickr

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Looking down to Happo by jozioau, on Flickr

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Japanese alps by jozioau, on Flickr

Other photos from this visit are posted in Open Views: Fushimi Inari Temple outside Kyoto, as well as Themed Views: "Show Us: Cities ...." under Tokyo and Kyoto.
Comments welcome, and thanks for looking.



Edited by Jozioau - 11 February 2019 at 07:25
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 February 2014 at 22:12
Great series!
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Great images Joe!! Love that girl in the bar
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MartyMoose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 06:29
Really nice images and the colors in number 11 is colorful and nice to look at. Thanks for sharing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dr. Harout Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 07:35
The Matsumoto castle is outstanding.
#10 is amazing, but I would crop it from the right side just to get rid of the new buildings in the background.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 February 2014 at 08:02
These look good Joe. The castle - interior in 8 and exterior in 10 and 11 - looks fantastic. The first shot is a bit busy maybe, but i always like these kind of shots of Japanses cities. The last two mountain shots look great too, although ideally the hall of the cable car would be better of slightly less central. Otoh the photo has great feeling of depth. TFS Joe
 



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