JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Cornerstone of Peace (平和の礎) in Mabuni, a large oceanfront memorial park full of these stone slabs inscribed with over 240,000 names of people who died in the battle.
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Map of Cornerstone of Peace witin the Okinawa Peace Prayer Park.
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About the Cornerstone of Peace. http://www.peace-museum.pref.okinawa.jp/
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Walking to the Cornerstone of Peace.
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Peace Prayer Memorial Hall in the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Park.
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Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum (沖縄県平和祈念資料館)
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Stone slabs inscribed with over 240,000 names of people who died in the battle. Civilians and military, Japanese and foreign.
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Japanese victims are inscribed by prefecture. Foreign nationals are inscribed by country.
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Stone slabs are like folding screens in a slight zig-zag pattern.
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Map of where people's names are inscribed. Okinawans are inscribed according to their hometowns. Nearby are also war memorials for each prefecture.
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Flame of Peace at the center of the Peace Plaza on the oceanfront. 平和の火
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Flame of Peace in the world map. 平和の火
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Flame of Peace in the world map. Japan can be seen in the map. 平和の火
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Mabuni Cliff
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About the Cornerstone of Peace.
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Names of 14,000+ Americans who died in Okinawa.
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Names of 14,000+ Americans who died in Okinawa.
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Slabs for 14,000+ Americans who died in Okinawa.
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