Journey to the East: Mr. Glover’s Garden

Posted: December 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The New House of Wisdom

Originally written on December 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2014

So, I promised to write this one up ages ago, but never got around to it until now.  Just before Halloween (see how long it’s been?), I was able to visit Glover Garden with a few friends.  It’s one of the most beloved tourist attractions of this city, so there were definitely quite a few people.  More than that, however, Glover Garden is one of the most historically significant places in the city of Nagasaki and perhaps in all of Japan.  When this country finally opened its doors to the world in 1859 – and once that policy was firmly set in stone with the beginning of the Meiji Restoration in 1868 – it was Nagasaki that continued to lead the way as Japan’s hub for international exchange.  As a result, it was in this…

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