Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum

Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum information

Location
Nagasaki , Japan
Address
22-6 Ueno-machi
Getting there
Tram: Ōhashi
Prices
admission ¥100
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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This small but quietly moving museum celebrates the courage and faith of one man in the face of overwhelming adversity. Already suffering from leukaemia, Dr Nagai survived the atomic explosion but lost his wife to it. He immediately devoted himself to the treatment of bomb victims until his death in 1951. In his final days, he continued to write prolifically and secure donations for survivors and orphans, earning the nickname 'Saint of Nagasaki'. Ask to watch the video in English.

Next door is Nyokodō (如己堂), the simple hut from which Dr Nagai worked – its name comes from the biblical commandment 'love thy neighbour as thyself'.