Sunday Snapshot | Gentlemen from Nagasaki | Nagasaki, Japan

This post was last updated on May 18th, 2014


Following the path of our Couchsurfing host who was acting as our guide on the streets of Nagasaki, we stumbled past a collection of elderly Japanese men sitting and standing around as others played a board game much like chess.

As we stood by the side and watched as foe faced foe our host told us that the same gentlemen gather in the same spot every day and that apart from using their minds to battle each other they also used it as a space to exercise their minds by talking, discussing and getting heated about the topic of the day which really made us smile.

Not long after we stood to watch and lift the camera to take a picture of this heart warming scene did we find ourselves being approached by some of the gentlemen for pictures – or should I say ONE of us.

They all were eager to have their picture taken with Franca and I couldn’t help but giggle to myself the whole while with my laughter hidden behind the camera. Definitely one humorous occasion I’ll always remember from our travels.


Both Dale & Franca love the world of creativity; whether it’s seeing great architecture around the world, visiting wonderful art galleries & exhibitions, seeing great pieces of design or listening to fantastic music. We chose to share all those experiences that people might not get a chance to see, whilst also keeping people up-to-date with our other travel adventures. Follow them on AngloItalianFollowUs, facebook and twitter.


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  1. Oh I love these settings, especially with old men! They are just the cutest. Love the story too… hehe always amusing to get that kind of attention,
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  2. Great photo ! Those gentleman found a much better use of time than watching TV the entire day … I love when people get together.
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