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    Shinto Falls

    A clear waterfall at a shrine in Nagasaki.

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    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.

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    Nagasaki Shrine

    Not many shrines are lucky enough to have a backdrop as beautiful as the rolling hills of Nagasaki.

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    Farewell Party

    Several students from Nagasaki Gaidai, a sister school of St. Olaf, pose with Brendan Eagan during our last day there.

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    Nagasaki Shrine

    A building at a shrine in Nagasaki. Note the traditional rice-rope decoration hanging above the doorway.

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    Shrine to Twenty-Six Martyrs

    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.

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    Nagasaki Peace Park

    This picture is of Nagasaki's Ground Zero. On August 9, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Three days earlier, an atomic bomb had been also been dropped on Hiroshima. About 40,000 people died instantly. About 60,000 were injured at the end.

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    During my homestay I snapped a picture of my room for posterity. Note the tatami mats, futon, space heater, and "desk".

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    Houses in the Mountains of Nagasaki

    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.

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    Nagasaki Skyline

    Nagasaki, sometimes described as the Japanese San Francisco, has rolling hills that help protect its inhabitants from storms.

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    Nagasaki Middle School

    A Nagasaki middle school performance of traditional dances.

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    Shrine Roof with Flag

    The Japanese flag waves proudly from the roof of a shrine in Nagasaki.

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    Koi at Glover Garden in Nagasaki.