A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes
A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes

‘Unforgiveable desecration’ of Okinawa’s shrine to war dead who chose suicide over surrender

The cave is seen as a symbol of the tragedy that befell civilians on Okinawa, with an estimated 10,000 people visiting to pay their respects every year

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia
A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes
A file photo shows the entrance to Chibichiri-gama. Photo: Stars and Stripes
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