Thursday, October 30, 2008

Corregidor Island Series - Japanese Garden of Peace

October 30, 2008

The Japanese Garden of Peace is a memorial made for the Japanese Soldiers that died during the War. Hundreds of Japanese Soldiers died while fighting while many of them commited suiside as a sign of pride and honor. If I'm not mistaken, It was built during the late 70's or early 80's.

According to, this garden features a 10-foot high stone Buddha with a reflecting pool, a Shinto Shrine, and other Japanese soldier memorial shrines and markers. It is also used as a praying area for Japanese war veterans and the families and relatives of Japanese soldiers who served or were killed in Corregidor during World War II.

Also on dis
play within the garden are anti-aircraft guns which are relics of the war. A small pavilion houses some Japanese memorabilia and World War II photographs. The construction of this garden was made possible through funds generated by a Japan-based private group.

By the way, my friend from Verona Daily Photo of Italy, Valeria, gave me my second
Wonderful award!
It was truly a surprising moment as I saw her comment on my last post till I saw the award! Such an Honor Valeria! It truly is!The first award that was given to me is the Blogging Friends Forever by JM of Oeiras Daily Photo from Portugal wish I will be featuring tomorrow. They are wonderful people indeed and I look upon to because of their wonderful blogs that you will truly be inspired by.

Next up, in line with the duty and tradition of the Kreativ Blogger Award, I would have to list 6 of the things that make me happy and present it to 6 worthy bloggers of this award!

1. Family and Friends that were always there to crack their jokes
My Camera from my brother Wilson wherein all these Blogging is possible
3. Blogging Friends that I have known because of Cavite Daily Photo
5. My iPod from my Brother Erson
6. Delicious Food

And the 6 Kreativ Blogger awardees:

1. Vacation Shortage by Kathleen for her kreativity help for Cavite DP
2. My Manila by Hilda for her great advices in times of blogging casualties
3. Y-Not??? by Tony for the great laughs he give his blog's viewers
4. Ramsey Daily Photo by Babooshka for photography that were one of the bests I've seen in my entire life
Oeiras Daily Photo by JM for being so nice and appreciative of my works
6. Vienna Daily by mirage for Being a proud Filipina in the middle of Europe


Hilda said...

Aww, how sweet, Steven! Thank you! Feeling ate lang ako sa 'yo ano. ;D

Our guide told us this was quite controversial, especially among Filipino and American veterans. But I'm glad it was allowed — we all need reminders that there are always two sides to a conflict and most of the time, the soldiers are not to blame because they're just following orders. I just wish people would learn a little bit faster — there's still too much senseless warfare going on around the world. ='(

Hilda said...

Oh, and I almost forgot: wonderful shot! Glad you got the sea in it — the view was fantastic 'no? And I'm also glad that you got a wonderfully clear day when you went — ang ganda nung sky!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Thanks Hilda! And to all your prayers! Without them, Thy sky would not be as clear as it would have been! Thanks so much and I'm glad you liked the award^^

Tony said...

Congratulations Steven on the award & thankyou for passing it on to me. You deserved it as your photos are always so brilliant & beautiful. You certainly have a special talent for photography.

valeria said...

You really deserve that award. And not only that. You totally deserve the ENTUSIASTIC BLOGGER AWARD, which should be created especially for you!!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Congrats with your award.

Beautiful pictures in your blog. Have a nice weekend.

JM said...

The memorial looks beautiful and the Buddha statue is awesome!

Thank you so much for this award, Steven, I really appreciate it! Congratulations for yours, you deserve it! :-)

the donG said...

galing talaga! dami pala talagang makikita dyan. lagi ko kasing nakikita yung mile long ruins. ngayon naman itong statue na kung iisipin mo hindi dito sa pinas.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Thank you everyone for those king words! I really am very much Thankful for the award! Thanks Valeria!

Kuya dong- Iplano mo na trip mo dun! Ang ganda po talaga dami talaga makikita as in! jeje


mirage2g said...

Steve, Congratulations! Thanks a bunch for a wonderful award /touched ako ha! Shensha na nalate sa pagpick up! =D

We learn a lot from the wars, but along with the experience comes the pain and suffering. =( and many lives sacrificed...
I sometimes think people around here (where Hitler was born) knew too well how it was during the 1st and 2nd world wars...thus, the coldness in their hearts and disapproval of foreigners.

-Great photo of the Buddha, I havent seen that yet so tfs! Keep it up...di man ako makadrop by lagi, habol p din ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

Congratulations on your award!

babooshka said...

Congratulations and thank you. Internet connections has been very poor,

Cagayan de Oro philippines said...

Wow this is nice. It reminds me of our history classes.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

CDO - Thank you so much! I'm happy I brought up those memories to you! I'm so happy to see you ere at my Blog! I have always wanted to see CDO and try the White River there! My Brother has been there a year ago and he had a great time!