Nagasaki July 14th 2006 This past weekend, I experienced my last long weekend in Japan. With still many, many places on my “Sites to See in Japan” list, and time running incredibly short, Dob and I decided to visit the city of Nagasaki for the weekend.
Nagasaki is in the south of Japan, and of course is most well-known for being the second city affected by the atomic bomb. However, much like Hiroshima, Nagasaki is ... read more
Asia » Japan » Nagasaki » Nagasaki In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
Join the adventures of Stayshi (a.k.a. Stacey), an uprooted Canadian, as she discovers the wonders of Japan! This picture was taken in Hiroshima Castle, where I was able to try on traditional armour. This is my "fierce" warrior look!... full info