After the Kyoto Animation studio was set on fire and 36 employees were killed, a monument commemorating the incident will be erected by July this year in a park in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, where the company's head office is located. became.

Five years ago, in 2019, the first studio of Kyoto Animation in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City was set on fire, killing 36 employees. Shinji Aoba, who was charged with murder, was sentenced in January this year. The Kyoto District Court handed down the death sentence, and the defendant is appealing.

The Association for Connecting the Spirit, an organization made up of bereaved families and companies, plans to install a monument as a symbol to remember the incident and the existence of the victims. I was looking for.

On March 1st, Uji City Mayor Junko Matsumura held a press conference with Kyoto Animation President Hideaki Hatta and said, ``This is a very heartbreaking incident that must never be forgotten.I would like to sympathize with the feelings of the victims, their families, and the people at the company.'' It was announced that the monument would be erected in the form of donations from organizations.

The monument has a design that depicts 36 birds flapping their wings, representing the 36 people who died, and is located in the Ocha and Uji Town Historical Park near Keihan Uji Station to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the incident. The aim is to have it installed by the 18th of May.

President Hatta said, ``I want it to become a place where visitors can think about the thoughts of the creators who have passed away.''