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View from the lookout deck on the top floor of Shimabara Castle's main tower.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Station train.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Station turnstile.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Station looks like a castle building. Shimabara Castle is a short walk near Shimabara Station.Jul 01, 2020
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Way to Shimabara Castle. The sign says "Beware of slippery surface of volcanic ash." 火山灰のためスリップ注意Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Castle moat.Jul 01, 2020
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After the Mt. Fugen-dake's eruption in 1991, Shimabara Castle grounds served as the command headquarters for a small contingent of Self-Defense Forces monitoring the mountain 24 hours a day.Jul 01, 2020
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View from the turret.Jul 01, 2020
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View from the lookout deck on the top floor of Shimabara Castle's main tower. Looking toward Shimabara Station (end of straight road).Jul 01, 2020
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View from the lookout deck on the top floor of Shimabara Castle's main tower.Jul 01, 2020
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Lookout deck on the top floor of Shimabara Castle's main tower.Jul 01, 2020
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After the Mt. Fugen-dake's eruption in 1991, Shimabara Castle grounds served as the command headquarters for a small contingent of Self-Defense Forces monitoring the mountain 24 hours a day.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Castle and koinobori carp streamers.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Castle's castle donjon or main tower.Almost 40,000 peasants occupied Hara Castle to protest their religious and economic oppression. The rebellion lasted for about three months until the shogunate's troops overpowered and slaughtered the rebels. This effectively ended the propagation of Christianity in feudal Japan.Jul 01, 2020
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The castle donjon or main tower (tenshu) is a museum of Christian relics and folkcrafts. The top floor gives a fine view of the entire city and part of Mt. Fugen-dake.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Castle is often mistaken as the site of the Shimabara Rebellion (1637-8). The rebellion actually took place at Hara Castle (now in ruins near Hara-jo Station on the Shimabara Railway) in the southern part of Shimabara Peninsula.However, the Shimabara Rebellion was sparked by the construction of Shimabara Castle when the local people were charged high taxes to finance the construction.Jul 01, 2020
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Shimabara Castle was the government headquarters of the Shimabara Domain until 1871. Shimabara Castle's tenshu main tower and a corner turret (foreground).Jul 01, 2020
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In Nagasaki Prefecture, Shimabara Castle is the picturesque symbol of the city. Short walk from Shimabara Station (Shimabara Railway that starts from Isahaya Station).Jul 01, 2020
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Besides the moat and stone walls, Shimabara Castle has two castle buildings. The tenshu main tower (rebuilt in 1964) and a corner turret (foreground).Jul 01, 2020
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Photo museumAug 14, 2005
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Photo museumAug 14, 2005
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Grave of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Grave of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Grave of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Description of Ueno Hikoma residence and studioIt says that Hikoma opened Japan's first photo studio here in 1862. Aug 14, 2005
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Site of Ueno Hikoma residence and studioAug 14, 2005
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Grave of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Site of Ueno Hikoma residence and studioAug 14, 2005
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Ueno Hikoma birthplaceAug 14, 2005
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Ueno Hikoma birthplaceAug 14, 2005
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Ueno Hikoma birthplaceAug 14, 2005
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Site of Ueno Hikoma residence and studioHikoma opened Japan's first portrait studio here in 1862. The site is now occupied by a parking structure.Aug 14, 2005
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Statue of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Statue of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Statue of Ueno HikomaAug 14, 2005
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Statue descriptionAug 14, 2005
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Registry Shelf storing the names of atomic bomb victimsAug 13, 2005
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The Registry Shelf points to the hypocenter.Aug 13, 2005
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Remains of Urakami Cathedral wallNext to the hypocenter is this partial cathedral wall.Aug 13, 2005
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HypocenterAug 13, 2005
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum entranceAug 13, 2005
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Next to the hypocenter is the atomic bomb museum and registry shelf which stores the names of the atomic bomb victims.Aug 13, 2005
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Hypocenter of atomic bomb, adjacent to Peace parkAlmost right next to the Peace park is the hypocenter marker above which the bomb exploded. Often hoards of students on class trips can be see squatting here listening to a talk about this place.Aug 13, 2005
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Hypocenter of atomic bombA series of concentric circles emanate from the marker.1 commentsAug 13, 2005
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Memorial at hypocenterErected in July 1995 for the 50th anniversary.Aug 13, 2005
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Hypocenter descriptionAug 13, 2005
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Nagasaki atomic bomb peace park hypocenterAug 13, 2005
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Peace memorial from ChinaThe park also has peace monuments from various countries.Aug 13, 2005
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Hypocenter markerOn August 9, 1945 an atomic bomb exploded in the sky about 500 meters above the point where this monument now stands. The area within a 2.5 kilometer radius of the hypocenter was completely devastated.Aug 13, 2005
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Rear viewAug 13, 2005
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Peace memorial from CzechoslovakiaAug 13, 2005
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Peace memorial from GermanyAug 13, 2005
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Monument next to Peace StatueAug 13, 2005
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Peace Statue descriptionAug 13, 2005
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The closed eyes express a prayer for all war victims.Aug 13, 2005
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The left leg is poised for action to assist humanity.Aug 13, 2005
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The outstretched left hand symbolizes tranquility and world peace.Aug 13, 2005
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Peace StatueSculptor was Seibo Kitamura.Aug 13, 2005
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The Peace Statue was built in Aug. 1955, the 10th anniversary of the bombing. The Peace Statue was modeled after popular wrestler Rikidozan.Aug 13, 2005
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The right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons.The bronze statue is 10 meters tall.Aug 13, 2005
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The folded right leg symbolizes quiet meditation.1 commentsAug 13, 2005
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Path to Peace StatueAug 13, 2005
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Entrance to the Peace ParkAug 13, 2005
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Peace StatueEvery Aug. 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a memorial service is held here.Aug 13, 2005
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Peace Fountain with the Peace Statue in the distanceA fountain of water was made for the victims who were desperate for water.Aug 13, 2005
 
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