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... time, then an arrangement to meet a friend in Yamaguchi made me add another day.
The trip to Yamaguchi, and that has to be said for most rides in Japan, goes from city to city, from red light to green light..... But traffic is very smooth, the roads too.... Sometimes miss now the potholes and craziness!
Stayed in Yamaguchi in a fairly luxury hotel, where I meet Felicitas which Elisabeth and myself know since our time ...
... 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 ...
... In January 1955, purple spots had formed on her legs. Subsequently, she was diagnosed with leukemia (her mother referred to it as "an atom bomb disease"). She was hospitalized on February 21, 1955, and given, at the most, a year to live. After being diagnosed with leukemia from the radiation, Sadako spent her time in a nursing home folding origami paper cranes in hope of making a thousand of them. She was inspired to do so by 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 ...
... to ships staff and “came home”. Meanwhile Barbara went back to the terminal shops to “surrender” her remaining yen.
During our sail away, those passengers lining the promenade deck rail were treated to a rousing performance presented by a local high school band – sadly we missed this as dinner was being served at the same time.
Farewell Japan, thanks for the wonderful memories.
Next: Three days in South ...
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