A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

The Great Tokyo Air-Raid of March 10th 1945 Remembered- and a visit to the Peace Monument in Tsukuba Mirai City at a spot where one of the attacking B-29 bombers crashed ( つくばみらい市のB29が墜落した場所の記念碑 » 080820_1602~01

A stone monument which appears to be an old road sign (dohyo-) at first glace. It is an fact a KUYO-TO-(供養塔) which offers prayers for the souls of those executed for participating in a local peasant uprising. Interestingly, the monument was paid for by the very merchants whose homes and shops were burned down in the riots ( Ami Town, Ibaraki)

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