SpotHistory of Nagasaki

Nagasaki's international history dates back to 1571 when Portugal requested the then shogun open a Japanese port to trade. Around the time it truly flourished as both a port and a window via which the Christian faith could enter Japan. However, just 16 short years later, in 1587, Toyotomi Hideyoshi banned Christianity and ruins related to Christianity's existence in the city at this time and its subsequent demise can still be found around town. In 1635, points for use in foreign trade were restricted to Nagasaki. After the official reopening of Japan, foreign settlements were built in Minami Yamate and Higashi Yamate and later, on August 9th, 1945, an estimated 75,000 people died the instant the atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki. Peace Park, built beneath the focal point of the blast, was erected in part to vow to future generations to never start war again but also to act as a wish for world peace for the children of today, the adults of the future.

History of Nagasaki


Nagasaki Prefecture





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