Japanese war cemetry

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  1. Wildcat

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    On my way home from our recent holiday, we made a point at stopping off at a small town called Cowra in inland NSW. Cowra in 1944 was the scene of a mass breakout by Japanese POW's, resulting in the deaths of 234 Japanese and 4 Australian soldiers.
    The Japanese war cemetry lies adjacent to an Australian war cemetry in a most beautiful and peaceful area. All the POW's killed in the outbreak are buried here along with Japanese aircrew killed over Australia and some internees. If anyone is ever down that way, I recommend a visit.

    Here is the entrance to the Japanese cemetry.
     

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    Inside the cemetry is a shrine/monument, hopefully Shinpachi sees this thread and can translate it for me. Each of the rows contains the name of the of Japanese soldiers and the date in which they died. A pretty simple memorial but I think it's a beautiful and respectful one.
     

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    Situated right beside the Japanese cemetry is a small Australian war cemetry. There is also a single grave to an RAF airman buried here.
     

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    Amazing. Absolutely beautiful and a fitting tribute.
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Thanks for sharing, excellent post!
     
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    Thank you Wildcat for introduction of the Japanese garden in Cowra.
    Garden design is perfect and it looks a good place where I want to visit in the future.

    Here is my translation:salute:
     

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    Oh man, what a beautiful cemetery!
    Thanks for posting it Wildcat!
     
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    Thanks Andy.

    I went there last year however it was a only a brief stop and the sun was going down.
    Thanks for shots!
     
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    Excellent pics Andy, Thanks mate!
     
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    Sorry, please replace "Japanese Garden" with "Japanese war cemetery" on my last post to read. I thought the garden and the cemetery are located on the same place. I will learn more:book:
     
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    Thanks for the translation Shin.

    Great shots Wildcat, looks like a decent place to spend eternity.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the translation Shinpachi :)
    Graeme nice pics mate. We also had a look around the gardens, absolutly beautiful. I was glad we made the effort to pass through Cowra, it was well worth it.
    I have some pics of the Japanese gardens I can post if anyones interested.
     
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    Hello Shinpachi! Your recent Temple thread reminded me of this thread I posted awhile ago, I noticed I never got around to posting pictures of the garden for you. So here you are, better late then never!:D
     

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