Sunday, September 24, 2017

Nagasaki - China Town, Bekko Craft Museum, and Walking Around

I walked through China Town, expecting something on the order of China Town in San Franscisco or Yokohama, but it was not so much.

Bekko Craft Museum - This small museum is housed in the former Nagasaki Custom's Kudarimatsu Office Building, which has been designated an important cultural asset. Tortoiseshell or bekko is a luxury item used to make jewelry boxes, combs, and decorative items. The entrance fee to see the over 300 bekko items was only 100 yen.

Some other nearby sights

There's still more to see in Nagasaki.  Until next time....


  1. Looks like it was a good day for a walk,
    With lots of history, culture, art, architecture everywhere.
    All that input is good for creativity!

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit, so much to see and do. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Pamela,wow a lovely place to visit and very interesting,thankyou for sharing xx

  4. Many China Towns around the world are not very 'Chinese'.
    If the Bekko Crafts museum charged a bit more they could afford to have more information in English (Chinese and Korean).

  5. I wonder why I was surprised to see a cruise ship. It looked enormous. You had an interesting day. Too bad most everything was just Japanese, but still interesting to see. The only China Town I have ever seen is the one in Chicago.
    xx, Carol

  6. The Bekko items look interesting, but all those poor turtles! I'm not sure I would like that museum.