National Geographic Resolution sailed this morning to Dejima Wharf in Nagasaki Harbor, Japan. Arriving at the very place where the West was confined in Japan for over 200 years was an incredible way to connect with history, and that theme continued throughout our day. In the morning we visited the Sofuku-ji Temple, a Chinese Buddhist temple dating back to the 1600s. We also explored the Catholic Oura Church in Nagasaki, and learned about the sad history of persecution that took place there; held in the context of history, many things must be made relative. To continue the contemplative note of the day, in the afternoon we visited Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum to learn about the destruction that took place there on Aug 9, 1945, 11:02am.