Last Saturday (April 2nd) I rented a car and drove from Nagasaki city to Hirado Island, a drive that took me 3hrs on the back roads.

The reason for my journey was to check out the Kigatsu Thousand Bamboo Lantern Spring Festival (木ヶ津千灯篭春まつり), held at Fumonji Temple (普門寺) each year in preparation for Child’s Day. Continue reading “Lunch by the seaside in Hirado”