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A Trip to Okinawa 4: "The Island of the Bases and Trip for Memorials" for iPhone/iPad

A Trip to Okinawa 4: The Island of the Bases and Trip for Memorials isn’t a comprehensive guidebook to Okinawa; rather, it’s a collection of just 54 photographs on the theme of "Touring the Bases and War-related Sites" taken during the author’s own travels around Okinawa Main Island.
Each photograph is accompanied by an explanation reflecting the author’s own insights. Most are accompanied by a map (internet connection required) indicating where each photograph was taken.
The author’s hope is that it both serves as a reference for travel to Okinawa and inspires people to want to learn more about Okinawa.

A Trip to Okinawa 4: "The Island of the Bases and Trip for Memorials" for iPhone/iPad - contents

  • 1. Cover
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. Kadena Air Base: Hill Looking Over National Security Between United States and Japan
  • 4. Michi-no-eki (road station) Kadena
  • 5. Kadena Air Base Seen From the Observation Platform in the Michi-no-eki Kadena
  • 6. Kadena Air Base: Hangar Shed
  • 7. Kadena Air Base: Fighter Aircrafts Taking Off
  • 8. Kadena Air Base: Military Aircrafts Taking Off
  • 9. Kadena Air Base: Military Aircrafts Flying Above the Base
  • 10. Miyagi Coastline: Military Aircrafts Landing at the Kadena Air Base
  • 11. Kadena Air Base: Gate on Route 58
  • 12. Koza: Gate Street
  • 13. Koza: Health Center Street
  • 14. Koza: Bank of The Ryukyus Landowner Military Loan
  • 15. Koza: Gintengai Street
  • 16. Futenma Air Station: Gate
  • 17. Futenma Air Station: Runway
  • 18. Futenma Air Station: Runway
  • 19. Futenma Air Station: Ginowan, Chatan City
  • 20. Futenma Air Station: Warning Signs
  • 21. Futenma Air Station: Helicopter Crashing Site in Okinawa International University
  • 22. Futenma Air Station: Helicopter Crashing Site in Okinawa International University
  • 23. Camp Zukeran (Camp Foster): Housing for US Military Personnel
  • 24. Camp Zukeran (Camp Foster): Housing for US Military Personnel
  • 25. Camp Zukeran (Camp Foster): Prefectural Road 81 and Fences
  • 26. Maeda Kouchi: Urasoe Yodore Kurashin Ujyou
  • 27. Maeda Kouchi: Hill at the Upper Part of Urasoe Yodore
  • 28. Kakazu Takadai Park Viewed from Maeda Kouchi
  • 29. Maeda Kouchi: Gravestone of Army Corporal Masao Kobayashi
  • 30. Tanabaru Seen from Maeda Kouchi: 157 Kouchi
  • 31. Maeda Kouchi: Kuchigua-gama
  • 32. Tsushima-maru Memorial Museum
  • 33. Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters Park・Navy Memorial Monument
  • 34. Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters
  • 35. Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters・Headquarters Room
  • 36. Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters・Staff Room
  • 37. Former Japanese Naval Underground Headquarters Park
  • 38. Himeyuri-no-Tou
  • 39. Himeyuri-no-Tou: Third Surgery Shelter
  • 40. Peace Memorial Park: Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
  • 41. Peace Memorial Park: Peace Square
  • 42. Peace Memorial Park: Giza-banta
  • 43. Peace Memorial Park: Cornerstone of Peace
  • 44. Peace Memorial Park: Cornerstone of Peace
  • 45. Peace Memorial Park: Peace Hill Statue
  • 46. Peace Memorial Park・Okinawa National Cemetery
  • 47. Mabuni Hill: Reimei-no-Tou Monument
  • 48. Mabuni Hill: Reimei-no-Tou Monument, 32nd Army Veterans Memorial
  • 49. Mabuni Coast
  • 50. Mabuni Hill Observation Platform
  • 51. The Japanese 32nd Army Lieutenant General Mitsuru Ushijima, Site of His Suicide
  • 52. Mabuni Hill: Road to Okinawa-Shihan-Kenji-no-Tou Monument
  • 53. Mabuni Hill: Okinawa-Shihan-Kenji-no-Tou Monument
  • 54. Nanmei-no-Tou Monument
  • 55. Memorial for An Army Doctor Lost at War
  • 56. Mabuni Hill’s Cliff
  • 57. Afterword

About the author, Kaoru Hayashi

Writer, web designer, photographer and iOS App developer based in Kyoto.
Born in Kobe in 1972, around two months after the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty.
Admitted to the University of the Ryukyus in 1991, having first set foot on Okinawa for the entrance exams. Toured Okinawan battlefields, visited U.S. military bases, snorkeled, drank "awamori," and generally fell in love with Okinawa’s culture, nature, and history.
Founded DEEP KICK.com in 2000 and began working as an independent web designer/programmer.
Twitter username: @deepkick, hashtag: #okinawakikou
My FaceBook page
My Flickr
Hobbies include reading, tennis, marathon running, and watching sports. Participant in the Naha Marathon since 2009.