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Memorial Poem by the Showa Emperor

"Whenever we ponder on those who dedicated their lives for the cause of our nation, our heart aches with deep emotion."

Upon the monument is engraved a poem composed by the Showa Emperor, His Excellency Emperor Hirohito, as copied in the hand of Princess Chichibu in the fall of the year of the cemetery's establishment.

It was erected on March 28, 1960.

 

Memorial Poem by Emperor Emeritus

"Having walked through times when there was no such great war, my thoughts go out to the people who had lived through those days of cruel hardship."

This monument carries an engraving of a poem composed by the Emperor Emeritus, as copied in the hand of Princess Hitachi at the New Year Poetry Reading Ceremony, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of

the war's end. It was erected on September 27, 2005.

 

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