Request for Donations
Request for Donations
Will to pray to "a memorial service business fund" for the peace of everybody!
The memorial conveys preciousness of the peace to the next generation.
[the setting date]
June 5, 2013 (the 2013 first board of directors)
I defend and maintain an accumulated fund, a person of Pacific round whole country war damage city air strike death memorial for donations sent to inhabitants of the whole country by a general charitable person and mourn for air strike victims of the whole country and carry out the memorial service business for the purpose of having, and praying for world peace.
[main memorial service business]
① Maintenance of the memorial
② Memorial peaceful prayer-style enforcement
③ Public information enlightenment of the memorial
Bank name Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Branch Himeji-shi government office branch office
Account type normal Account number 3034011
General Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association in the name of account
Kana zai) taiheiyosenzenkokukuubakugiseishaireikyokai
As the contribution to this Association of memorial service does not correspond to donation subtraction in the taxation system, please be careful.
I am sorry to trouble you, but I would appreciate your bearing a transfer fee.
Request to Install Donation Boxes
The Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association is looking for places to install donation boxes.
The association will prepare the donation boxes. We also request that donation boxes be installed during various events.
The size of the box is 25 cm × 25 cm × 15 cm.
Please feel free to ask us about the donation boxes.
Pacific War Air Raid Victims National Memorial
■ Pacific War Air Raid Victims National Memorial
In a general meeting held in May 1952 by the National League of War-Damaged Cities (founded in 1947) formed by 113 cities that were nationally designated as War-Damaged Reconstruction Areas, the decision was made to construct the Memorial Tower to honor the victims of air raids in war-damaged cities throughout Japan. Himeji was chosen as the location of the Memorial Tower.
Design proposals for the Memorial Tower were collected from around the country. It was ultimately decided that the design of Ryutaro Takaya of Tokyo would be used. The construction proceeded in Tegarayama Central Park, and was completed on October 26, 1956.
Then, from June to August 2006, restoration work was done on the Memorial Tower, returning the beauty that the tower exhibited when it was first constructed.
Size and structure
Height : 26.75 meters
Structure : Reinforced concrete with granite exterior
Apron: At approximately 280 m2, the map of
Japan is engraved on the surface, showing the
locations of the war-damaged cities.
Side pillars: The record of damage in each of the 113 cities
and the names of mayors in charge of
reconstruction are engraved.
Shape : The tower is shaped like a sword stuck in the
ground to express a pledge to never again
engage in war.
In May 1952, the Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association of War-Damaged Cities was founded with the participation of 113 cities around the country, with its executive office located in Himeji.
The association was reorganized in August 1982 and became the Incorporated Foundation Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association. (As of December 2006, the number of affiliated cities of the organization is 107 due to municipal mergers.)
On April 1, 2013, the association became a general incorporated foundation.
The Peace Memorial Ceremony
Every year on October 26, the Peace Memorial Ceremony for consoling the air-raid victims is held by the association in front of the Memorial Tower to honor the victims of the aerial bombardment around Japan, as well as to pray for eternal peace around the world. The event is attended by many visitors, including the surviving families throughout the country.