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... recipe for the porcelain. The stone was crushed and water was added to make the clay for making the pieces of porcelain. There was also the process of baking the porcelain in large ‘step kilns’ all fueled by wood and of course the task of painting and firing the pottery again. Next came the task of transporting it to Nagasaki where it was sent by ship to Europe. In its heyday, porcelain was worth more than gold or silver.
Ok, on to our home for ...
... Kokura, was abandoned because of smoke cover and Nagasaki was hit instead. They said that the wind generated by the bomb initially travelled 170 meters/second for the first km out. The blast wave reached 3.7 km by 10 seconds after the blast. The museum does an excellent job of portraying the damage done to both people and objects. Most everyone there was very quiet and reverent while going through the exhibits.
From there we went to the Suwa Shrine, or as ...
... were all small local shops, with owner probably living upstairs.
We could see the ship before too long, but there was one last stop to make, the Glover gardens, it's up the hill from the cruise terminal. We were already quite damp by that point as it had been light drizzle all afternoon but I really wanted to see it, despite being all uphill. The famous Puccini opera, Madame Butterfuly is set in turn of the century Nagasaki based on the romance between ...
... 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 ...
... I won’t
forget our first day in Japan… Tomoko even made the little paper cranes, and
gave to everyone, and sang us a song before we completed our day…She was 56 and
looked so much younger..
Sam had a shorter ,but excellent tour of the Shipyard and
museum, learning so much about the whole process of what happens , a huge
operation, from tankers to research ships ,to destroyers, to huge passenger
liners ,and much ...