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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Gift from the Ocean 海の恵み


Photo by Yoshio Shimoji - pristine water of Henoko

Gift from the Ocean


At the end of the Battle of Okinawa,

Mountains were burnt. Villages were burnt. Pigs were burnt.

Cows were burnt. Chickens were burnt.

Everything on the land was burnt.


What was left for us to eat then?

It was the gift from the ocean.


How could we return our gratitude to the ocean

By destroying it?



- From the poem on the tapestry hung inside the "Henoko Tent Village"

We must never forget that in the hearts of the over 90,000 gathered in the Okinawa rally against the military bases, the memory of the Battle of Okinawa, in which over 90,000 Okinawan civilians' lives perished, lives on.

PeacePhilosopher

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Satoko for showing your readers again the beautiful reality and truth of Okinawa.

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