battle of okinawa

  1. David

    Historical Landmark Hacksaw Ridge

    My first attempt to visit Hacksaw Ridge left me right below it, at the basin where Urasoe Youdore is at on the Urasoe Castle Ruins site. My second attempt led me to Needle Rock—a cool rock formation on the same ridge and a good history lesson, but not where I intended on going either time. I...
  2. David

    Historical Landmark Sugar Loaf Hill

    While there are many battle sites around Okinawa, one seems to be the most forgotten, or unmentioned. That may be because people are too comfortable driving around it in the concrete jungle of Naha, or, have not learned this part of Okinawa's history yet. The Battle of Sugar Loaf Hill (locally...
  3. David

    Historical Landmark Tomori Large Stone Lion

    One of the most iconic photos taken during the Battle of Okinawa is of soldiers huddled behind the Tomori Large Stone Lion observing the hillsides and cliffs ahead through their binoculars. The Tomori Lion is located in the Tomori District of Yaese, Okinawa, an area of southern Okinawa. The...
  4. David

    War Memorial Memorial Monument of Lieutenant General Buckner

    While this may be labeled on Google Maps as "Memorial of Lieutenant General Buckner" (USA), there's much more Battle of Okinawa history on this location than meets the eye. This is the spot is dedicated to many great people who gave the ultimate sacrifice or were tragic victims of the Battle of...
  5. Tochka Information

    Tochka Information

    Information about the tochka.
  6. Way Down

    Way Down

    The way down to the entrance of the tochka.
  7. Tochka Doorway

    Tochka Doorway

    The entrance and exit of the tochka.
  8. Inside the Tochka

    Inside the Tochka

    Inside the tochka.
  9. Tochka Side

    Tochka Side

    A side view of the two front holes.
  10. Looking Through

    Looking Through

    Looking through one of the holes in the tochka to see the entrance/exit.
  11. Tochka Side

    Tochka Side

    A side view of the tochka.
  12. Venture Into The Darkness Of Todoroki Trench

    History Venture Into The Darkness Of Todoroki Trench

    If you're into history and want to learn more about the Battle of Okinawa and what the Okinawans experienced, a visit to Todoroki Trench in Itoman is a must. The Todoroki Trench, also known by locals as Tohruruchi or Tohrurushi, is a long underground limestone cavern—or a Gama—that was...
  13. David

    Historical Landmark Nishihara Village Wartime Underground Shelter

    I was out on a drive and took a detour through Nishihara in search for stone lions (shisa) when something interesting caught my eye to the right of me as I was passing by. I stopped the car shortly thereafter, got out, and saw what it was. It turned out to be the Nishihara Village Wartime...
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