At Chiran Peace Museum, see how an airbase for World War II kamikazes became a monument to peace. During the final stages of the war, the Japanese Imperial Army used the two runways to send 1,036 able men to their tactically deliberate deaths. As you enter the museum, inspect the four warplanes--a Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa, a 1943 Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien, a 1944 Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, and a Mitsubishi Zero recovered from the seabed in 1980. Examine the exhibited personal poems, testaments, letters, and other artifacts, including the photographs of each pilot arranged in the order in which they died. Don't miss the moving display of a grand piano on which two of the pilots played Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata the night before their final mission. Put Chiran Peace Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Minamikyushu trip planner .
Chiran Peace Museum Reviews
ここは、名称を「遺書博物館」に変えた方がいい程の遺書があります。 特攻隊員たちが出撃前夜に家族や愛する人に充てた、まるで手紙の博物館です。 それらすべてが、達筆なのです。 字が美しく、文章構成も上手で、起承転結もしっかりしています。 便箋も綺麗です。よく見ると、折り目もありません。 昭和20年当時の手紙でしょう？ ...この時点で、ウソを感じました。 世の中、見回してみて、どうですか？ 職場の書... more »There is a will that should be changed to "Will Museum". It's like a museum of letters that the soldiers used on the eve of the attack to their families and loved ones. All of them are good writers. The character is beautiful, the sentence composition is good, and the conversion connection is steady, too. The stationery is also beautiful. If you look closely, there is no crease. It's a letter from the Showa era, isn't it? ... At this point, I felt a lie. Look around the world, how about it? You will encounter a variety of handwritten texts, such as work documents, hospital examination certificates, and town circulators, but there are only a few people who are good at writing and most of your writing sands are not so good. The attack was an attack just before the end of the war, and it seems that most of the suicide squad members were teens. Such a young person, in such a good character, i wonder if you write something that is so good in the development of sentences. That's it, everybody. Was there such a special skill only of the special attack squad members at this time? Please don't lie to me. At this point, the visit became ridiculous and I wanted to go home. In addition, there is no dirt on the stationery, and there is no fold. There is no trace which I folded many times and put it in a pocket either. The paper should deteriorate, but why is it so beautiful?
Probably not a place for non japanese to visit. Just a few things are in english, and it difficult to grasp what the intention is when you do not speak the language. more »
Nicely done for residents of Japan. This museum gives you an insight and strong sense of valor into the Kamikaze pilots during 1941 of which 469 of them were from Chiran. There are no English translations on the items but there is an introductory video available in English upon your entrance.
Sobering peace museum, dedicated to the memory of Kamikaze pilots. Contains artifacts and translated letters from the pilots to their loved ones.
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