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Ordinary but good days in AKARI

Hi, everyone.
It’s getting cooler in the morning and evening in Nagasaki, but it’s still hot at daytime.

Here’s a Mongolian girl ANO who help us cleaning and at the last day of her work, she kindly gave us Mongolian chess.

It’s very unique because pieces are made based on something related to Mongol.
For example instead of normal pieces, they put yurt, camel and Genghis Khan.

We went to art museum to have a look at an exhibition by an artist who stayed in AKARI.
It’s Chilean art called Arpilleras. It was not only cute but also interesting, because these art works are reflecting severe political situation when military took control of the country.

On the way to the museum, we saw this beautiful scenery.
It’s one of the old western houses in Dejima, and on the back Inasa mountain, which is famous for its night view , is in the sight.

These leaflets are guesthouses and cafes that AKARI staff has been to during a trip to islands in Nagasaki prefecture.

This is new paper cranes’ board.

They are about to go and have a walk near the hostel.
On the left our volunteer guide and on the right they are our guests.
Our short walk program is where you can hang around with Nagasaki locals.

Enjoy the walk!

Autumn is just around the corner.
Enjoy reading, exercising, and don’t forget eating delicious foods!

Go to GOTO island

The other day, I went on a trip to GOTO island and some other islands.
I brought my scooter inside a ferry so that I use it on the islands.
I said Good bye to Nagasaki city for a while inside the ferry.

It took about 3hours to get to the island.
As I arrived at a port, I started riding my scooter to and went around the island.
There are many beaches there, the sea is so beautiful.

I saw many churches there, the island is famous for many churches.
The reason why they have many churches is that the people who believed in Christianity, which was banned in that era, used to live on that island to hide from Japanese government.

I also saw many fishing ports.

This one is a guesthouse I stayed.
It was very nice friendly guesthouse.

I finished the day enjoying the sunset and taking hot spring.

This one is a bus that runs around the island.

I found something interesting.

Oh, it’s a Lourdes. Even though I am not a Christian, it was interesting.

 

I reached to a viewpoint.

You can see many cliffs like this on the island.

This is a meat shop called NIKUKATU.

I came across a beautiful beach.

You can reach to the island by taking a ferry or a speed boat.
It takes about 3hours by a ferry and 1 and a half hour by a speedboat.

S.HONDA