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Fantastic Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

For the next 280 years until the abolition of the feudal system in the Meiji Restoration, the castle was ruled by the 23 lords of Matsumoto representing six different daimyo families.

Because of her creation of the stars, Varda was the dearest of the Valar to the elves, who called to her for aid from Middle-earth. The Valar are divine beings below a greater, more ultimate Creator, Ilúvatar. Thus some equate the Valar of Middle-earth with saints and angels; thus Varda, in her role as the most loved and prayed-to Vala, may be an equivalent of the Virgin Mary in Tolkien's own Catholic faith.

Selene: Greek Goddess whose presence is felt when the moon is full. In the triple phase of womanhood, Selene is the fruitful mother at the Full Moon who stands proudly between the maiden Artemis at the Waxing Moon and the crone Hecate at the Waning Moon.

The Japanaese Macaque, or snow monkeys, are a highlight of a winter visit in Japan.  In this post we help you plan your visit from Tokyo to their onsen in Nagano, Japan.

Snow Monkeys daytrip from Tokyo

The Japanaese Macaque, or snow monkeys, are a highlight of a winter visit in Japan. In this post we help you plan your visit from Tokyo to their onsen in Nagano, Japan. How to get to Nagano and see snow monkeys!

The perfect picture of a woman: we were made "Ezer Kenegdo" by God himself (from the Hebrew~azar nagad)- Suitable=Essential & Helper=Counterpart (from Genesis 2:18) We are made in the image of God; equal=made to reflect God; but different than man=feminine; to surround protect or aid; an ally~to be conspicuous and to declare. Image by Tsuyoshi Nagano, "Prominence"

Female character illustration 女孩的艺术 Saule, the Baltic Goddess of the Sun who determines the well-being and regeneration of all life on earth. She also represents the eclipse of the sun.

Tunnel of Lights - Nagano, Japan

Japan, Nagano Hotel, Tunnel of Lights. wish we could get married in a tunnel of lights!

Snow in Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

Snow in Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan - Northern part of Japan's North Island - the Winter Olympics in Japan were held here. - the Castle is historic dates back to Feudal Japan, the Shoguns (Lords) of the Matsumoto Family.

The monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park are wild, but they're accustomed to paparazzi. (

How to hang out with wild snow monkeys

How to hang out with wild snow monkeys The monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park are wild, but they're accustomed to paparazzi.

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano, Japan

15 Amazing Castles in Japan

Stuffed with sweet kabocha squash and miso-glazed eggplant, these Oyaki Japanese dumplings are a popular snack in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan.

Oyaki (Japanese Stuffed Dumplings)

Stuffed with sweet kabocha squash and miso-glazed eggplant, these Oyaki Japanese dumplings are a popular snack in Nagano Prefecture in central Japan.

A 6-day itinerary through the Japanese Alps visiting the cities of Nagano, Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa | packmeto.com

A Journey Through the Japanese Alps - A 6 Day Itinerary

A itinerary through the Japanese Alps visiting the cities of Nagano, Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa.

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