Thursday, 6 September 2012

Nagasaki, Japan

A wonderful view from Nagasaki, Japan! Nagasaki reminds me of the 'Young Samurai' books by Chris Bradford - the main character was trying to reach Nagasaki to get back to England from Japan. The series has now finished but I don't want to spoil it here :P I did really enjoy the last book in the series, even if the whole series is quite cheesy and definitely aimed at readers younger than me. :p

On this postcard you can see Old Glover's Residence in Nagasaki. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Nagasaki was founded by the Portuguese in the second half of the 16th century on the site of a small fishing village, formerly part of Nishisonogi District. It became a center of Portuguese and other European peoples' influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War. Its name means "long cape".

During World War II, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.

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