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Statue of a Mother
Chiran Town, Kagoshima Prefecture

This bronze statue depicts a loving mother who is looking at the Kamikaze Pilot Statue standing nearby. Both statues stand in the Chiran Peace Park near the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots. 

Inscribed on the back of the statue of a mother are the words, "Mother and son will be together forever in peace." The inscription on a small stone to the left of this statue says "yasaraka ni" (in peace). She is wearing the national wartime attire for women.

The statue was erected by Magoshichi Ishiguro (Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture) in March 1986. A generous donation by Masaru Maeda (Ashikita Town, Kumamoto Prefecture) allowed erection of the statue.


Some information above comes from the picture booklet published by the Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots.