Request for Donations
Request for Donations
Please offer your prayers for peace to the Memorial Fund!
The Memorial Tower passes on the message of peace to future generations.
Date of establishment
June 5, 2013 (First board meeting of 2013)
This memorial operation is conducted with the goals of collecting donations from the charitable citizens around the country, to maintain the Pacific War Air Raid Victims National Memorial, to console the souls of the victims of aerial bombings across Japan, and to pray for world peace.
1. Maintain the Memorial Tower
2. Conduct the Peace Memorial Ceremony
3. Public relations activities for the Memorial Tower, etc.
Send donations to:
Bank: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Branch: Himeji-Shiyakusho Sub-Branch
Account type: Regular Account number: 3034011
Account name: General Incorporated Corporation Pacific War National Air-Raid Victim Consoling Association
Representative of the board of directors: Fusaho Izumi
Reading: Taiheiyosen Zenkoku Kubaku Giseisha Irei Kyokai
Daihyo Riji: Izumi Fusaho
Donations to our association are not tax deductible.In addition, please note the donor bears the cost of the bank 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.