Harmony between the tatami and the western culture The exotic town, Nagasaki

2017.10.20

Harmony between the tatami and the western culture The exotic town, Nagasaki

Ouratenshu-do (Oura church) was built for
“The Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan”
that didn’t lose their faith by suppressions.
Heiwa-park has
“Heiwa-kinen-zou”
the symbol of love of God and mercy of Buddha.

“Glover Garden”
was a house of Glover, who was a merchant from Scotland.
“Dejima”
was an only window to other countries during Edo Period when Japan did national isolation…

Nagasaki is surrounded by the sea, located on the west part of Kyushu area, and it has 971 islands.
Its attractions are rich nature and exotic townscape, and a lot of tourists from both Japan and
abroad visit here.

Every year from 10/7 to 10/9
“Nagasaki Kunchi (the autumn festival in Suwa-jijja Shurin, Nagasaki city)”
is held.
Nagasaki Kunchi, that has more than 380 years of history, has a lot of viewpoints;
people wear the exotic dress and dance with the sound of drums
“Jaodori (dragon dance)”
looks like waving snakes and it’s powerful that the dragon dances at crowded spaces, and so on.
Cheers arose under the clear autumn sky.

China, Dutch, and Portugal…
The culture of Nagasaki was influenced by various countries and it was called
“Wakaran”.
At
“Dejima Dutch Trading Post Mark”
the national historic site, people can see its mixed culture.

The chief of Dutch Trading Post lived
“Kapitan room”.
It was a historical building used for the public reception.

There is the tatami floor, the table on the tatami, and various Westernized candle stands and dishes.
The harmony between the unique Japanese room, the tatami, and the Western culture is a
characteristic of Nagasaki.

In Nagasaki, people can experience rich nature, the deep history, brilliant festivals, and so on.
Why don’t you visit Nagasaki and enjoy its atmosphere?

Source of photo:
http://gipsypapa.exblog.jp/13319735/

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