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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.
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... National Peace Memorial and Peace Park. It is up on a hill with pretty gardens going up with the stairs. At the top is a fountain (made to look like wings when it is on) and beyond that is a large statue and memorial. The site of the Peace Park was a prison that was leveled by the atomic bomb. It was only about 100 meters away from where the bomb was dropped. The walls around the prison were about 4 meters high, 0.25 meters thick, and made of concrete reinforced ...
The area has now been declared a world peace park and is decorated by sculptures donated by various countries all around the world. At the head of the park is a very large, attractive statue of a well toned Japanese figure pointing at the heavens and another outstretched in peace. It's all very lovely what they've done with the space so to spend about an hour wandering around enjoying to artworks in a well kept green space was a touching way to spend ...
... We have the Japan Rail pass, but we don't know where we ll be next. We do have an idea of cities we want to visit, but we are really just winging it. We are not worried because we feel safe and we love the adventure. For example, we wanted to stay one more night in Nagasaki, but there was no more room at the inn (ha ha ha). So we looked at the map and Kumamoto looked good, so we are headed there for one night only. From ...
gardens, tiny kitchen, which had been replaced since then …but a small
interesting place.. Walked through the back streets, seeing the homes, a lot
were restored and very old, the cemetery, where it was explained Families are
buried in a small tomb, after cremation, together for generations, and the
statues of refined Buddha’s at the entrance , with their red capes, because
they believe you cross the river to the ...