About Chiran Peace Museum

The Maintenance of the Museum


Living in the more prosperous times of Chiran it is hard to believe that tokkō, the special attack project ever happened. Chiran made a rapid recovery from the discouraging mission which met its end in Okinawa. Donations made by friends and relatives of the deceased pilots contributed greatly to this recovery and the later construction of the Peace Museum and the Kannon shrine. It is now a place where people can go and pray for the tokkō pilots.

The number of visitors has increased greatly over the years, causing the Museum to be expanded. In March 1975, a smaller room where the pilots spent their final resting moments was used to display their articles, letters etc.. However, after receiving letters from visitors of the Museum claiming its size to be inadequate it was enlarged so people could view the materials more easily. The Peace Museum is part of a project of the federal government. The former Chiran Town spent 500 million Yen on the Museum. It was expected to take two years to conglomerate the articles donated by the late pilots relatives and friends from across Japan. These items have been kept together and are exhibited to the public in a plight to ensure that such a tragedy never take place again, and as part of a wider plan for eternal world peace.

Introduction to the Museum:

An Appeal for a Peaceful World.

The soldiers fought to salvage their homeland from the depths of a crisis. The Museum will cherish the memories of the pilots forever. May their souls rest in peace.