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When I brought my parents here in 2011, Mom was too upset to tour the museum. She went to an all girls HS so it truly touched her. Like mother like daughter, I started crying at the entry of the memorial park as I re-read...More
This place is a little diamond in the southern part of Okinawa. It tells of the history of girls and teachers from a girls' high school who were mobilized to help in the Japanese military hospitals at the start of the battle of Okinawa. Most...More
It's hard to imagine the horrors of war and to imagine it as a teenager conscripted to serve wounded soldiers during an invasion and siege is impossible. Come here to remember the children who never were able to grow into adults and the families they...More
Girls was a student still is the museum that tragedy going to get involved with the battlefield has been spelled. I listen to the precious story of schoolgirl who survived the Battle of Okinawa. It is a museum that you would like to know the...More
Prime Minister Tojo and their mentally ill cabinet members ignored most rules of war and tried to use this peaceful tropical paradise as the human shield for the main land Japan.
They recruited the young middle school and high school girls as substitute nurse at...More
If you go to this beautiful monument, usually adorned with flowers and other gifts, be sure to also visit the museum just behind. There is no fee to view this tower, but there is only a small fee for the museum and it is well...More
If you are interested in Okinawa and what happened during the Battle of Okinawa this is another place that should be on your list of things to see. You can enjoy this beautiful area which is now a memorial to the young women who were...More