Nagasaki weekend

7 Feb

I went to Nagasaki over the weekend. It was the start of the famous Lantern Festival, which celebrates the Chinese New Year and takes place in Chinatown. It was a gorgeous and fun festival, and I took a lot of pretty pictures. Have a look!

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5 Responses to “Nagasaki weekend”

  1. Lauren February 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Somehow it’s never crossed my mind that Japanese cities have Chinatowns, but I guess I’ve never been to a city without a Chinatown. Broadening perspectives every day…
    Beautiful photos. Happy Rabbit-Year.

    • tarasensei February 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

      Lol, right? Actually I think there are only 3 Chinatowns in Japan. There may be more in the States, oddly enough….

      Thanks, Lauren! Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  2. Kevin February 9, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    Looks cool!

    They should sell mini-animal lanterns that you can take home.

    Didn’t you go to Nagasaki once before already?

    • tarasensei April 1, 2011 at 5:34 am #

      I know this is a late reply, but you’re thinking of Hiroshima, probably.

  3. Sunny February 9, 2011 at 2:49 am #

    Ooooooooh you’re so lucky to be in Japan! I love those sculptures — are they papier mache or something?

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