6.1.13

THINGS I REMEMBER, THINGS I LOVE: NAGASAKI PART ONE

A drizzle on our first day in Nagasaki. These little transparent umbrellas always remind me of Japan.

The senbazuru.

A beautiful prayer for peace.


There were so many of the old tram systems still in use in Kyushu. They might not be as fast as you want them to be but it was lovely being in one.

At Dejima, where Japanese did business with foreigners for the first time.

The former Dutch residences were only re-creations.

But I was blown away by how stunning the Western and Japanese elements worked together.

I want to live in one.


A short walk away was the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum.

We saw an exhibition about Finnish design, and bought a little spoon as keepsake by the late Sori Yanagi.

The beautiful lines of the building architecture continued up to the little rooftop garden.


And we were lucky to be greeted by a pretty pink sunset after an all day of rain.

Hello Nagasaki, I think I just might have fallen in love.

12 comments:

  1. I wish to be there with you ;)

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    1. Haha I wish to be in Czech Republic with you, it looks beautiful from your blog!

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    2. oh, thank you :) so come here one time :)!

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    1. Yeap but actually we kind of went too late, I would have liked to spend more time there!

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  3. So beautiful! I'm in love with all those patterns.

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  4. hello and Happy New Year,shirley-chan!!
    おおお、九州いったの?私も12月2日から10日までいたよ(^o^)!家の用事があったのでついでに観光したよ。鹿児島から高千穂、そして大分、長崎。。。私たちどこかで会わなかったかな~はは(^~^)shirleyちゃんはいつ行ったの?
    長崎のペンギン水族館いったかな?軍艦島は?
    ※またあとで他のページの写真もみにくるねー。

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    1. Kiriちゃん!お久しぶり!コメントしてもらって嬉しい^^旦那と行ったのは11月23日から1週間ぐらいだったの。帰ったのは12月2日で、丁度すれ違ったな。本当は行く前に鹿児島の名所についてKiriちゃんに聞いておこうと思っていたけど、行くのは急に決めたから、あまり準備する時間がなかった。

      軍艦島へ行きたかったけど、ちょっと時間が足りなくて、Kiriちゃんは行った?
      Kiriちゃんの写真が見たいな^^

      またメールするね。Miss chatting with you!

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  5. the nagasaki art museum was a good memory from my kyuushu trip as well. I actually browsed through Fukuyama Masaharu's photographs, I guess it's a fun factor when it's someone you don't quite expect as a photographer. more travels to come in 2013 ;)

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    1. Oh I would have liked to look at those photos too. Gosh as if the guy is not talented enough, on top of his good looks *lol*

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  6. SO envious of this trip! the photos are perfection :)

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