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A place you can be immersed in music in Nagasaki: 「音浴博物館」

 長崎市の北に隣接している西海市に,音楽好きにはたまらない場所があります。15万枚以上のレコードを収蔵している「音浴博物館」です。

 There is a place where music lovers would be dying to go in Saikai city, on the north side of Nagasaki city. That is called “On Yoku Hakubutsu Kan” which has more than 150,000 records. 

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 初めての人にとっては,びっくりするほどの山中にあり,本当にこの道でいいのかと不安になるほどです。自分も初めて行ったときには,時々見かける小さな案内板に励まされつつ,いぶかしみながら山道をドライブしました。ようやく到着して建物を見た瞬間,宮沢賢治の「注文の多い料理店」が勝手に心に浮かんでワクワクしました。この建物は,元々小学校の分校で,その閉校後,ベトナム戦争時にボートピープルを収容していたという経緯があるそうです。

 It is located surprisingly so deep in the mountains that you would be wondering whether you take the right road or not. Actually, I was suspicious about the road I took while I was driving my car being encouraged by some occasional information signs when I went there for the first time. I was excited when I saw the building because I somehow remembered a work of Miyazawa Kenji titled “A restaurant with many orders”. This building has its own history, that is, it had been originally a branch of an elementary school, then, after it was closed, used as an accommodation for boat people during the Vietnam War.

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 音浴博物館には,レコードだけでなく,エジソンが発明したタイプの蓄音機や,エルビス・プレスリーが実際に聴いていたというスタジオモニターなども展示されています。しかも,それらの機器で実際に音楽を楽しむことができるのです。自分が好きなレコードを選んで,JBLやタンノイといった憧れのスピーカーで聴くことができます。好きな人なら1日中,というか何日でも楽しめる場所です。

 This facility has not only records but also many kind of audio equipment such as the gramophone which was the same type of the one invented by Edison, studio monitor speakers which Elvis Presley used, and so on. Plus, you can enjoy music with the equipment. You can choose your favorite records first, then you can enjoy it with the speakers like JBL or Tannoy that you longed for. You can sit back and enjoy there all day long, or even for some days.  

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