My journey in one of the most amazing cities of the Country of the rising sun. My beautiful friend, actress Maryana Tsaregradskaya, along with her husband Andrey Vavilov realized dream and went on an extensive tour through Japan. For a few days, joined me.
The first city of my brief voyage was Nagasaki. As warmly received here of foreigners, Mariana was once told by the founder of the “Cafe Pushkin” restaurateur Andrei Dellos, and I personally made sure of it. Tourists, especially from Russia, almost like members of the Imperial house. And even surrounded by the most creepy characters of Halloween (the beginning of my trip coincided with this holiday), we felt relaxed and comfortable.
And that is why the eve of all saints Day, celebrated in many countries of the Christian world, is celebrated in Nagasaki, a special subject. If you do not delve into the history, by the mid-NINETEENTH century, Nagasaki was the only international port in the country, which were allowed to trade with the Dutch East India company brought into the country strange for a Japanese potato and coffee, and the Dutch were the first Europeans who settled here. And, after he was cleared two hundred year ban on Christianity, people who openly believe in Christ, became so numerous that there was even a full-fledged urban community.
The hotel where I lived, in miniature, resembled Amsterdam, so all sorts of animated characters and other halloweeny looked at the bridges and channels very organic. It so happened that I was in Japan, namely Nagasaki, in those days, when there was a visit of Valentina Matvienko. Admire one of the main local delicacy – puffer fish, prepared by chefs with a special license, unlike the speaker of Council of Federation I failed.
By the way, Valentina Ivanovna praised the dish in an hour after he tried the FSO staff, but sushi of Barracuda, I tasted. Delicious is not the word! Generally with high-quality natural food in Japan is no problem. Here even decided the issue of smell this processed food person.
The main hit all the pharmacies the particular pill, taking which no longer need to fear for the flavors of your bowel movements, they will always smell like roses. One of the most visited places in Nagasaki, where, of course, arrived, and Valentina Matvienko, the atomic bomb Museum and peace Park. About the tragedy that claimed thousands of lives, here when did not forget, and the story of Sadako Sasaki knows everyone. August 9, 1945, she was two miles from the crash site of a bomb dropped by an American pilot.
The blast threw the girl out the window, but she miraculously survived. Nine years after the day 11-year-old Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia. Struggling with death, through the pain, she was folding paper cranes: according to ancient Japanese legend, a thousand of these birds is able to carry out any desire, bring happiness and longevity, but the girl managed to make only 644. Since then, in the middle of one of the parks stands the monument with the bronze figure of Sadako Sasaki, and fly over the world and fly to Nagasaki paper cranes. Winged figure left there and I, sharing the hope of Valentina Matvienko about the lifting of Japanese sanctions against Russia.