Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum
Nagasaki Peace Statue
Once the largest church in Asia (1914), the cathedral took three decades to complete and three seconds to flatten. This smaller...
North of the hypocentre, the Peace Park is presided over by the 10-tonne bronze Nagasaki Peace Statue , designed in 1955 by Kitamura...
Airy buffet with different national theme each month; on the 4th floor of Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk mall.
22-6 Ueno-machi · interesting places nearby
Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum information
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'.