"Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum" Nagasaki Things to Do Tip by cvilla007
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Nagai Takashi (or Takashi Nagai) was a hero in Nagasaki during WWII. Some even claim he's the equivalent of Gandhi in India, or Martin Luther King, Jr. in the US. One thing seems certain to me, he definitely sacrificed his life for others and experienced probably the ultimate calamity, only 700m from ground zero of the "Fat Man" bomb. This museum is dedicated to education. It is small, only a large room, but the impact outmeasures its meager space. There are movies, but they are in Japanese. Most of the photos and artifacts from his experience during the bomb have English explanations. And there are quotes, and plenty of other stuff in English to educate the non-Japanese speaker. Next door is his little house which he lived in after the bomb and until his death. He received many great visitors, even Helen Keller. If you're interested in learning more about the personal history of Nagasaki reflected in one of it's heroes, check out this place. And it's only ¥100.
Directions: It's close to Urukami Cathedral, which is up the mountain from the Peace Park. 15 minutes walk from Urakamishako-mae tram stop
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