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... gardener is so fussy that all the gravel surrounding the access paths was raked in patterns. There was a young lady in a beautiful Kimino and a bride and groom in the gardens. It was almost deserted, a big change from the other cities/sights we have been to. Have to say that the Europe syndrome is starting to set it i.e. the equivalent of cathedral fatigue. In Japan this means - temples, shrines, pagodas, big Buddhas, old palaces and houses. ...
We spent today at Nagasaki. It is, of course, best known to us as one of the two Japanese cities hit with atomic bombs at the end of WWII. Historically it has been an international trading and ship building area for Japan. Because there were so many foreigners (mostly Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese) in and out of the city over centuries it has been and still is the area in Japan with one of the largest concentration of Christians. ...
... The NZ Maori peace cloak made me feel a twinge of pride which I shared with a couple of other Kiwis who stopped by to read the plaque at the same time.
Next to the park just over the road is the bomb centre where it actually went off, 500 metres above the ground. It's left as an open space with just a single column in the middle and signs around the edges explaining the power of the explosion and the wave of human carnage which followed. ...
... items from the event, and - what was most moving was to see - the effects of the atomic bomb on the people. It was heart breaking to to see the pictures. Did you know that people suffered years after this? Glass was being removed from a woman 10 years later and several cancers did not manifest till 10-15 years later. Second and third generations of the atomic bomb where affected. They may not have been present, but ...
Such a highlight for us today to come to Japan, long awaited.
On a very calm morning we came quietly into Nagasaki, past the huge shipyards
of Mitsubishi, with many ships in progress, huge Cruise Liners, and very
imposing Gas Tankers, and much more. A very sheltered harbour and our berth
right in the city, park land surrounds.
We both had tours today, we were looking forward to ,Sam to
the Shipyard, and me to ...