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... in case of rain this would protect a bit. Realised to late, that railway bridges can be extremely loud, until midnight nearly every five minutes a bomb seemed to burst above me, anyway, at least there was no hotel bill for it.
Since Monday, I am now in Nagasaki, over land, with a ferry and finally over many hills to climb, I reached this city, which I can explore for one more day, before turning down south towards ...
... acted as the only zone of entry for foreigners during Japan's 250 year seclusion from the rest of the world. In fact, after the removal of the Portuguese and Christian religion the only foreigners allowed were the Dutch traders of the Dutch East India company. However, they were forced to live on Dejima island, away from the Japanese population and were only visited by a limited numbers of merchants. Christianity was also ...
After a couple of great days in Osaka it was time to head south once again in the fast train all the way to the bottom of Japan. Nagasaki is infamous as the second city after Hiroshima that received the second and last Atomic Bomb that officially ended World War Two. Nagasaki is also famous with its rich Portuguese and other European history as it was used as a trading base in the 16th to 19th century that has influenced some of the ...
... of current nuclear stockpiling. The bright spot are the countless streamers of paper cranes created by school children as a symbol of life that decorate the entry ways, the exits and the hallways leading to the disturbing pictures and artifacts. The museum was well organized, but tough to visit.
Our next stop, The Peace Park is a fabulous contrast to the sadness of the museum with tributes to peace represented by statues ...
... nor participate in any wars. As to confirm this statement, many Japanese children with notebooks toured all the sites we visited, hearing the message of peace from their teachers. If only more countries would teach this message!
We were very impressed with Nagasaki, a prosperous port now, but a city that ...