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Okinawa Peace Memorial (Itoman)

In late March 1945, a fierce battle such as has rarely been seen in history took place on Okinawa The "Typhoon of Steel" that lasted for ninety days disfigured mountains, destroyed much of the cultural legacy, and claimed the precious lives of upward of 200,000 people. The Battle of Okinawa was the only ground fighting fought on Japanese soil and was also the largest-scale campaign of the Asia-Pacific War. Even countless Okinawan civilians were fully mobilized.
*Also included--photos of the GLASS FACTORY in Itoman. Skilled artisans carefully move around a crucible burning at 2,372 degrees Fahrenheit, while delicately manipulating a glob of glowing glass that will soon be made into one of Okinawa's most unique craft works - Ryukyu glass.

Okinawa Peace Memorial
Okinawa Peace Memorial
OKNW Peace Memorial
OKNW Peace Memorial
Torpedoes
Torpedoes
View from Peace Memorial Deck
View from Peace Memorial Deck
Tree House Resto
Tree House Resto
Okinawa Peace Memorial
Okinawa Peace Memorial
Peace Memorial
Peace Memorial
Tin @ Peace Memorial
Tin @ Peace Memorial
Tin's B-Day @ Loy's Sushi
Tin's B-Day @ Loy's Sushi
Rest time
Rest time
Glass Artist
Glass Artist
With Venice
With Venice
Glass Factory
Glass Factory
Okinawan Dragon (Tin n Venice)
Okinawan Dragon (Tin n Venice)
Baby's Day Out
Baby's Day Out
Sunset
Sunset