Part of "The Gifu". Americans designated this location "Hill 35". Located at the foot of Mount Austen. The Wright Road was constructed around the hill towards "The Gifu".
The main Japanese memorial on Guadalcanal was dedicated here in 1984. The memorial is a white sculpture, also a bronze sculpture
of a fisherman facing the sea with a fishing net over
his shoulder. The sculptor was Seiichi Takahashi a soldier
killed on Guadalcanal. His home town donated the sculpture
when the memorial was opened in 1984.
During the 60th anniversary we had ceremonies at both memorials.
In fact a Japanese veteran spoke at the service at the
US Memorial and an American veteran spoke at the Japanese
Attempted Theft of Bronze Statue
In late January 2008, villagers removed the bronze statue and drag it to Honiara to sell for scrap metal.
Thanks to John
Innes for additional information.
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May 22, 2017