Matsumoto Museum

We didn't visit many traditional museums on our Asia trip. We did visit a number that were part of a historical building or dedicated to a specific purpose (such as the Genocide Museum in Cambodia), but very few that were more general. However I mentioned in a previous blog that as part of our ticket … Continue reading Matsumoto Museum

Castles But Not As We Know Them

We visited three castles while we were in Japan: Hiroshima, Himeji and Matsumoto Castle. While they were all different from one another what struck me the most is how different they are in concept from the European style castles I grew up with. To start with they are predominantly made of wood, where as European … Continue reading Castles But Not As We Know Them