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| <Monument of Japan's Opening to The World>
This monument was erected in 1954 to commemorate the entennial of the opening of relations beween Japan and the United states.
The Relief images of Commodore Perry and Consul-General Harris who laid the foundation for trade and international relations between the two nations are engraved with their own words.
"I have come here as a peace maler" (Perry)
"My mission was a friendly one in every respect" ( Harris)
Perry's words were selected from his journals by Major-General Douglas C. MacArthur and Harris's words were chosen by the
American Minister to Japan William J. Shiebold.
The calligraphy was bone by former Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida (1946 - 1954) who played an important role in re-establishing
the U.S-Japan relationship after World War 2. The design of the monument and the relief images were the work of Tatsuo Tsutusumi
in Nishiizu town.
|Address:||Shimoda Park in Shimoda city Shizuoka Pref.||
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|Operation Time:||24 hours|
|Tel:||0558-22-1531: Shimoda Tourist Association|
|Regular holiday:||No holidays|
|Parking Lot:||Shimoda Park's Parking Lot is available|
|Getting Here:||By Walking: 15 min. from Shimoda Train Station
By Car: 5 min. from Shimoda Train Station
15 min. from Pension Sakuraya
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