The typhoon 12 is now passing west of this district toward north and the wind and rain has bee strong today, Aug.1. Tomorrows forecast tells strong wind and high wave remains still. So, we decided to stay in this hotel tonight. Having nothing to do today, we rented a car to visit Chiran Special Attack (Kamikaze) Musium which was built at the Kamikaze attack base of Chiran. From this base some 600 young pilots of around 20 years age took off for nonreturn flight. Reading their last letters to their family made us to have tears in our eyes.
|From the window of Hotel room|
|知覧特効平和館、Chiran Special Attack Peace Hall|
In this type of Delta building hidden by trees, the pilots spent their final several days.
|Some big eels living in the Ikeda Lake were kept in the nearby restaurants. They grow 2m and 20kg, not delicious at all they say.|