Flying Crane Press is devoted to the communication of information and arts related to Nagasaki, the port city on the western edge of the Japanese archipelago that served for centuries as a “window” to the Eurasian continent and a melting pot for diverse cultures.

Launched in December 2014, Flying Crane Press takes its name from two sources, one Nagasaki’s old nickname tsuru no minato (crane harbor), the other Hikaku Daimyojin (Flying Crane Shrine), an ancient site of worship in the forest above the Nagasaki neighborhood of Narutaki where our office is located.

We will be adding information about publications and other projects as they come to fruition.

For now, best wishes from Nagasaki!

Brian Burke-Gaffney