On #worldshowcasewednesday , I would like to share this, my most favorite moment of Epcot.
Today is August 9th, 72 years ago today, one atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki which is at the south part of Japan. (It is really beautiful and historical city with delicious foods, my favorite palace to visit). Just one bomb killed about 70000 people in just a few seconds, and many people have been still suffered or dying because of that bomb even though more than 70 years had passed.
In Epcot, I was working at Japan pavilion as one of the cultural representatives for a year and met so many guests from all over the world, they liked Japan so much and I shared Japanese culture all the time, but there were just a few numbers of people who knows about Hiroshima or Nagasaki. (Hiroshima is the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped, the atomic bomb museum is one of the world heritages, it is also famous for its "Torii gate", the world heritage as well, and you see its replica at Japan pavilion.)
Epcot stands for "experimental prototype community of tomorrow" , I really think the idea of this park is great and deeply admire Mr. Walt Disney.
Especially, "IllumiNations reflections of earth", the fireworks show, is just amazing and made me cry so many times.
We can see how we progressed, how we created our world, how the cultures were made, how we live on and share one planet.
It is just so beautiful.
I would like all the guests who visit Epcot not to forget to care about others, try to know how they think, hand in hand with neighbors when they see this show in the very end of the happy day.
I would like all the guests who visit Japan pavilion to know and see not only our Japan's cool or beautiful side, please get interested in our history and ask them about it. (I don't know how many of them can answer it..though)
Pray for world peace on Nagasaki day.
🌐 #WorldShowcaseWednesday from the Japan 🇯🇵 pavilion. Shot with @disney_nuts @discover_disney @lisa.disney @disneyfreakazoid @orlandobrothas @disney_fanstx @disbusdude @imaginography71 ...I think that was everyone? Lol
It's been awhile since I've shot Illuminations and looking at my schedule for my next trip, I probably can't fit it in this time either. There's so much new stuff to see this trip in only 3 nights. I'm planning on the Halloween party the first night 8/29 which will be shooting Hallowishes fireworks that night. That leaves just 1 night for Pandora/Rivers of Light shooting and then one night for the new Happily ever after fireworks shooting. There's never enough time! Here is one of my last photos of Illuminations. This is a good viewing area (when there's not a private party here) at the base of the bridge between France and the UK (on the France side). It also allows for a quick exit afterward out the International Gateway rather then fighting the crowds out the front entrance
🌅🏯 Here's a glimpse of some of the preparations being done for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth 🌍 With all of the changes coming to Epcot in the near future, I think we can expect a new fireworks display to replace Illuminations. 🌐🏯#WorldShowcaseWednesday
Here is a shot I took from Fourth of July 🇺🇸 at Epcot. This show has to be one of the most impressive fireworks displays I've ever seen. If you've never seen it, plan to see it next Fourth of July. Happy #FireworksFriday . Shot alongside @discover_disney @lisa.disney @mousebymike @dougdoesdisney @wdw_post