WATER WALK FOR LIFE-walk for all victims of war-
The walk started from Northern tip to Down South of Okinawa island.
It took 2 weeks non-stop walking in a heat & in a rain.
Northern Okinawa, Yambaru Forest is a Jungle Area with Trees, Flowers, Butterfly, Birds, Bores, and more & more small creatures... Walking in Beauty...
Central Okinawa, Military Bases and Concrete Jungle... Hardest part of the walk.
But Majority people live in this are, so Need to Walk & Pray.
Southern Okinawa is where hardest battle was happened during the Battle of Okinawa on 1945.
Over 200000 died US, J.P. and Okinawans just in 5 months.
Many Memorial sites in Southern Okinawa. Also June 23rd, Ceremony is held at Mabuni Peace Memorial Park each year with attending of Prime Minister of Japan and Governor of Okinawa.
Start from ASHIMUI UTAKI the sacred site.
Top of the mountain over view the island of Okinawa with Full Moon & Sunrise.
Villagers were more connected to the village and nature, There-fore, all villagers could be united.
How US Disrespect Native Culture of other lands? This is not acceptable.
Shi-sa. Protector of a House.
23rd June is a Memorial day for the Battle of Okinawa. It's a holiday in Okinawa. However, people in Main land don't know about this day. Hiroshima, Nagasaki Day is nation wide ceremony, but intentionally Japanese people keet Okinawa away from main land. It's a discrimination but Japanese people even don't realize that they are discriminate Okinawa. It means, Do nothing for Okinawa is a helping the discrimination by Japanese government to Okinawa.
Mass suicide happened because of brain washing by Japanese government that if you are captured by US soldiers, you will be raped or tortured to death. but this wasn't true. This was true by Japanese soldiers to Asian people.
So, Okinawan & Japanese people were taught to die rather than being captured.
It means Okinawan people were killed by not only American forces but also Japanese soldiers, too.