Nagasaki University Library [Mansvelt Collection]

Japanese Version
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Kite Flying at Mt. Kazagashira
Original title: KAZAGACIRA

Catalog No. : 5620
Photographer : unknown
Album : Meiji period hand-colored Photo Album (5)
Area : Nagasaki
Date : unknown
Age division:
Color : handcolored
Size : 190x259
Cabinet : 109-6-0

Enlarged view of the photo

This was probably taken by a professional photographer to depict the sport of kite flying. The date is around 1895. The name of Mt. Kazagashira ( "Wind Peak ") is derived from the wind that blows up the mountain from the city. Kite flying is enjoyed in March and April. The central part of Nagasaki city is visible beyond the mountain. The mountain in the distance is Mt. Inasa. The area of modern-day Nagasaki Station (yet to be reclaimed from the harbour) and part of Chikugo-machi are visible.

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