May 2014

An intermezzo. There is a nice park nearby Dejima wharf. I bought a beef croquette and walked around there. Suddenly something snatched my croquette while I was talking to my friend. My friend screamed and I tried to attack the snatcher. Unfortunately, the snatcher flew away. It was a hawk.

Dejima Wharf

Dejima Wharf. Cozy area to hang out with friends

Nagasaki has a tragic history of being bombed during the World War II. A lot of innocents became victims and the stories I read in the memorial were so heart-breaking. However, the people in Nagasaki moved on though they still remember the tragedy. You can go around pretty easily by tram. I chose to walk from the nearest tram station to the sites.

Take time to walk back to the history of Nagasaki….

Atomic Bomb Memorial- the light pillars. There you can find the names of the victims and pray

Atomic Bomb Memorial- the light pillars. There you can find the names of the victims and pray

10,000 cranes for peace

10,000 cranes for peace – almost everyone in Nagasaki knows how to fold paper cranes. They pray as they fold each crane.

The atomic bomb hypocenter

The atomic bomb hypocenter

Fountain of Peace

Fountain of Peace

Peace Statue

Peace Statue

Urakami church - rebuilt after the bomb

Urakami church – rebuilt after the bomb

There are several others places for this historical journey of Nagasaki too in the same area.

megane bridge nagasaki

Megane (spectacles) bridge – the reflection of the bridge on the water makes it looks like spectacles/glasses

Castella sponge cake - the Nagasaki specialty :)

Castella sponge cake – the Nagasaki specialty🙂

Another specialty you can only find here is kakuni manjyu. It looks like white Chinese steam bun folded with roasted pork in between.

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