Inherit war memories, and pray for peace in the future.
Countless remnants of war are left in this beautiful nature filled village. “Peace” should not be taken for granted or be forgotten. The value of peace must be learned and appreciated to create a better future.
The Historical Battle Sites
As one of the first places that the U.S. military landed during the battle of Okinawa, which started on March 26, 1945, Zamami Village saw many casualties. Natural caves used as air-raid shelters referred to as gama that residents at the time would evacuate to, Memorial Monuments to pay respect to spirits, and numerous other remnants of the war still remain. Zamami Village works to preserve and introduce these sites, to create a place for more people to learn, feel and think about what peace truly means.