Mr. and Mrs. Akishino visit Okinawa at "National Tree-raising Festival" December 14th 18:58
Mr. and Mrs. Akishinomiya have been visiting Okinawa since the 14th to attend the “National Tree-Tree Festival” ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Akishinomiya who entered Okinawa Prefecture after noon on the 14th, first came to the “National Okinawan War Tombs” in Itoman City, which was the last fierce battle in Okinawa at the end of the Pacific War.
In the tomb, the remains of more than 184,000 people who were sacrificed in the Battle of Okinawa 74 years ago were stored, and while the bereaved family watched over them, the couple turned their flowers in front of the ossuary. Comforted the spirit.
And Akishinomiya-sama was told by the bereaved people, such as "Who was lost?" And "Please tell the children about the war experience."
The couple then visited the “Okinawa Prefectural Peace Creation Forest Park” in the city and attended the “National Tree-Breaking Festival” that was inherited from the Emperor and Empress by sharing the duties of the emperor.
In the park, Ryukyu pine and Fukugi saplings planted by the Emperor and his wife in 1993 are growing. It was.
After this, Noriko spoke words to the children who helped with care, such as “Please do your best.”
On the 15th, Akishinomiya and his wife will attend the “National Tree-Breaking Festival” ceremony at the venue in Ginowan City, and in the afternoon, they will visit Shuri Castle, where the main building was burnt down.