Maki she is a best friend in Broome. We visit to the town centre first.
We thought this town is a beautiful little gem. It`s like a resort island.
But here is a authentic touristic place. Still many souvenir shop here.
And Guess what!? This town has a storong connection with Japan.
But It`s a sad history though...
We visit to the Japanese cemetary. A lot of Japanese divers sleep here who
were picking pearls from in a deep sea.
Many divers were working in North & West Australia somewhere in 1870.
They have good quality of technique. So they` ve got heaps of work order.
And In 1880, After the Broome became a capital of pearl, They moved to Broome
Working busy, diving deeper & often which mean getting increase the risk of
Caisson disease too.
-----When people working at the high pressure place ( It`s like a bottom of the sea.)
for a while, Nitrogen blend into the blood.
After that if you go back to the normal condition suddenly, the Nitrogen become
bubble and block the blood vessels.
On the stone monument, I saw strong Japanese words. Those are their name &
I looked still their spirit dwelling there.
I guess that they spent brilliant days here.
But such a tarented young divers finally couldn`t come back from the deep sea.
*** There is a pearl festival in Broome every year.
2013 Fri. 13th Sep. --- Sun. 22nd Sep.
2014 Fri. 5th Sep. --- Sun. 14th Sep.
2015 Fri. 28th Aug. --- Sun. 6th Sep.