Sunday, August 9, 2009

Peace Memorial Ceremony 2009 (3)

My last post of Peace Memorial Ceremony 2009. Today, the ceremony was held in Nagasaki as it was the second city suffered from atomic bomb in 1945. In the first photo shows you a story teller performing in front of children at ceremony venue.
It was quite an experience to see many people from around the world, tourists, representatives from some countries, medias, etc.
Even I met this man :). I'm not certain about who he is. Probably a traveller. First time saw him at Hondori shopping center, located not far from Peace Memorial Park. I saw him again on the bridge among the crowds.
This lady came from the US together with her group to attend the ceremony. She was lost in origami birds making when I approached her.
We could make our own paper birds, too. There were students to help us by providing origami papers, manual instruction papers.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Peace Memorial Ceremony 2009 (2)

From the event on August 6th, I took so many photos, I can't resist to show you. Tomorrow, August 9th, the Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in Nagasaki. The first photo, a lantern by a Mexican.
Helping lanterns to float well.

Candles used to illuminate A-Bomb Dome.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Peace Memorial Ceremony 2009

Some souvenirs from Hiroshima yesterday at Peace Memorial Ceremony 2009. August 6th and 8th 1945 is remembered as the days when atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki which killed as many as 200.000 people in both cities.
This old lady is perhaps one of the survivors still alive today. She told story, sang songs and gave encouragement in front young women by the river.
Sending some prayer after floating a lantern in the river.
The lanterns floated in the Motoyashu river is an annual activity in the afternoon during the ceremony.

Monday, August 3, 2009


I wished it was me on that bike. The field is too large to explore by walking.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Where to Stay Tonight?

Toyoko Inn, a 3-star hotel where I took photos of the yesterday post. It's about 50m right in front of the station, the only one located nearest and probably the first choice of most visitors who come to Saijo .
They are offering discount I guess, now single only 4.095Yen and single-double 5.145Yen. Do you think it's the time to visit the town? :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Morning Life

Saturday morning in Saijo, Saijo station, when it was expected sunny turned out to be raining. I wasn't complaining at all :). In the background with brown roof is Mitate Shrine, where Gion Matsuri is held every year.
And this one is Sake Houses area, right in the left of the station. Chimneys, yes that's the clue.
I wish you all a happy weekend.