Larry Knipfing

Nagasaki Sakamoto Foreign Cemetery

Eternal sleep in Japan's oldest foreign community

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

I love to visit cemeteries when I visit new places. There is something old and beautiful about them that tells you a lot about the local history and its people. Nagasaki includes Japan's oldest foreign community. Miraculously, this cemetery surrvived the atomic bombing of 1945. There is a Christian plot area here as well as a Jewish plot area. And in another part of the city, there is a large Chinese cemetery as well, mixed in with the very large and unique Buddhist cemetery.

Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...