Yaeyama Peace Memorial Museum, Ishigaki-jima

3.3
#10 of 13 in Museums in Ishigaki
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  • I didn't even know the word malaria before I went to Ishigaki Island. It is a facility that conveys the actual situation of war malaria that occurs in the midst of the Battle of Okinawa in the Yaeyama Islands. Half of the population was affected by the forced evacuation of malaria-ill areas due to wartime military life, and more than 1000 people died. I would like you to visit it as a war and peace-related facility.
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  • It is in front of the Gushiken High Memorial Hall. It is a sober building, but there are exhibits such as the history of Ishigaki Island, culture, war, malaria eradication, etc. It was a prayer hall that was good to visit because I was exposed to the history and culture of Ishigaki Island.
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  • Mostly a collection of objects from the ancient era, with a few simple displays about local customs, practices etc. There was a booklet with English translations that had one or two interesting titbits but the museum was organized in a pretty haphazard manner overall. Can skip it unless you have time to kill.
  • It is a small, low key museum with some interesting items (like water kettle made from a big sea shell). I can sense that the museum is more for locals to connect to their roots than to entertain foreign tourists. You probably only need 30 min to go through all.
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