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... called the Kamikaze Peace Museum so they do recognise the word kamikaze. "Tokko" in Japanese means "special attack". Very interesting place and stories. Mostly boy flyers 18 to 20 years old. Audio was very good - lots of last messages from some of the 1036 kamikaze pilots but also some good detail of why and what they believed. Also some good restored planes etc. (Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien"; Nakajima Ki-84 "Hayate"; and of course a Zero)
One thing that was said was ...
... at the volcano in the bay. The evening was nice. I tried out a Sushi restaurant and spent the meal talking to a friendly old Japanese gentleman in his broken English - far better than my non existent Japanese - while his wife looked on as we drank more beer than was probably good for him. And now I'm back at the hostel about to call it a night but first trying Mitake, which is a brand of Sweet Potato ...
I am writing this on Sunday, March 30. We are at sea on our way to Kobe, Japan where we will disembark around 8:00 AM tomorrow, Monday. We will be bused to the Osaka Airport, from which we are scheduled to fly direct on United flight UA34 to SFO, landing at 10:35 AM on the same day, Monday. So, we leave late Monday afternoon and arrive mid Monday morning. A miracle.
Today, we enjoyed a nice sit-down breakfast (and engaged in fine ...
... a story about how the pilots were cheerful on the outside, but the night watchman noticed that, on the night before their missions, some of the pilots would pull their blankets over their heads and cry, and when the girls from the local school came to tidy up the pilots' huts, they noticed that the pillows where the pilots who had gone out that day were wet with tears.
How does it feel to lose a war and to realize that ...
... moments to walk around town and get feel for the place.
I must say there are tons of eateries here i'm quite impressed. It is really quite well developed a lot of arcades, and a massive train station. Tomorrow i am using my last train pass for a final long local train ride in ...
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