The Himeyuri Peace Museum and Himeyuri War Memorial were built in honor of the about 200 victims of schoolgirls mobilized as nurse assistants during the Battle of Okinawa (1.4.1945 - 23.6.1945).
They were known as the Himeyuri Student Corps. The Peace Museum exhibits photographs of the many victims, their personal effects, model reconstructions of the shelter and testimonies from survivors in an appeal against the misery of war.
Today, as memories of Okinawa's war experiences wear ever thinner, the Himeyuri Peace Museum and war memorial serve as places that can teach the importance of peace, since the visitor cannot fail to be moved by sorrow.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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