Brendan Eagan enjoys a dinner of sushi at a "rolling sushi" restaurant (the food comes to you on a conveyer belt) with his host family in Nagasaki.
Not many shrines are lucky enough to have a backdrop as beautiful as the rolling hills of Nagasaki.
Yuuki Yoshida, enjoying a taiko drumming game.
As I was eating breakfast one morning, my host-sister, Yuuki-chan came down in her school uniform. Even though she went to public school, she was required to wear a uniform.
A St Olaf student being dressed in a kimono by her host family. The host mothers were trying to figure out how to tie the obi when this picture was snapped.
A building at a shrine in Nagasaki. Note the traditional rice-rope decoration hanging above the doorway.
A monument in Nagasaki for 26 martyrs. They were all professed Christians of various ages, both Japanese and non-Japanese. They were made to walk from Kyoto to Nagasaki, where they were executed.
During our stay in Nagasaki, we often rode the trolleys to get around. After spending some time at the Atomic Bomb Museum, Annie Haugen ('05) took some time during our ride to contemplate.
During my homestay I snapped a picture of my room for posterity. Note the tatami mats, futon, space heater, and "desk".
Nagasaki has been described as the San Francisco of Japan, and looking at the way the houses are built into the mountains all around the city, it's easy to tell why.
Nagasaki, sometimes described as the Japanese San Francisco, has rolling hills that help protect its inhabitants from storms.
The Japanese flag waves proudly from the roof of a shrine in Nagasaki.
Koi at Glover Garden in Nagasaki.
Photo of a Shinto street festival in Nagasaki.