The words engraved on the belongings of Japanese soldiers who fought on Guadalcanal Island cling to their heads and will not leave

I heard that it was a fierce battleground, but I did not know until the recently that Guadalcanal Island was Solomon Islands. 70 years since that war. While strong sunlight strikes down, cicada's voice is not busy with Ming Ming Min. Look up to the clear blue sky, a green jungle covering the ground if you look around. As soon as the time of birth was fought in such a place, my heart became painful.

Hello,Takuya Sudo @ circle around the world bicycle @ Charridermanis. Based on Australia, I went to Guadalcanal Island with Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, traveling around the South Pacific islands. I visited two museums that gathered war relics, but the words I encountered cling to my head and will not leave.

◆ Outdoor War Museum in Bill Village
Although I thought about the tour at this time, I asked for details to the hotel in Nikkei in Honiara, so I gave up because it seemed to be a very expensive expense. Despite the strong schedule of two nights and three days, I also wanted to ride a bicycle a little about this island, and I tried visiting the war site on my own. I first aimed for an outdoor war museum in Bill Village that is 20 km west from the city of Honiara, but I could not find it even though I was looking it up on the internet in advance.

When you pass through Honiara City, traffic volume is almost gone.

Because it is a very hot and humid place, local people also lived in a high floor style house.

While listening quite a bit, I heard local people and arrived. The signs are also nothing. hereBattle of GuadalcanalA private museum where weapons such as artillery and aircraft used in We will pay an entrance fee of 100 Solomon dollars at the exhibition reception.

Such a building entrance.

When you pass the entrance, a few field guns jump into the eyes.

Field gun seen from the other side.

I tried adding hands to compare the sizes.

A solid cannonball which did not lift unless he had to sit down.

A field gun seen from the side.

The wheel had no resilience like rubber, with a hard tire like a cement.

A little small field gun.

Fire gun.

Aircraft supported by drums.

It has been damaged for a long while, but I will tell you the figure of the time.

Try approaching the aircraft.

A twin-engine aircraft with two engines.

It looks like it was burned down.

Propeller aircraft.

The engine which had become exposed.

Iron galaxy. It would be nice to have all weapons in the past.


A huge remnant that is neglected negligently.

Large iron clusters are scattered.

Because there was a memorial monument in Japanese, I put my hands together and prayed.

◆ Honiara war Museum
After visiting the outdoor war museum in Bill Village, we will return to Honiara city for the next destination. Since I found a tourist office on the way, I gather information. The Peace Memorial Park of Auszein which was built for the memorial that I wanted to go was abandoned because he was advised that "If you go by bike you can not guarantee yourself." Unlike the image of the south island, the city of Honiara has a dangerous atmosphere to go around in a staggering manner. As I consulted a lot, I went there because there was a war museum a little before the city of Honiara. I do not have any guidance here, so I'm pretty lost. In that corner of the wood processing plant, that museum was. Entry fee of 100 Solomon dollars also. Because there was only himself, the locals who were assigned to manage explained in various ways.

The war remains collected in this way are listed.

Various parts were placed.

Drum can be a beehive.

A firearm placed casually.

Machine gun and magazine.

Pedestal supporting the machine gun.

The gun barrel was honoring. It is hardness of iron though it is with guyary.


An incendiary bomb that it was used to burn the forest.

Saber of the American army.

War remains are also scattered on the desk.

It seems that the left is the American army and the right is the Japanese army helmet.

Container that put fuel for cooking.

Is it a thread for sewing from the written kanji?

Water bottle.

In the room, there were also tanks of the American military that made us feel the times.

I can not believe it was built more than 70 years ago, a good preservation state.

Ammunition used for tanks.

Numerous bullets.

Remains of grenades.

This is also described as a grenade.

Quite large size bullets.

The signboard which I was worried about was a temporary traffic sign and taught.

It seems to be a cockpit of zero fight. For rod shaped switches that move up and down, kanji called contact was used.

It is a wing of a crushed aircraft, but because it uses kanji, I understand it is from the Japanese army.

Aircraft seats.

Propeller feather.

Large machine.

There was a coca-cola empty bottle.

Pepsi cola is the same.

The bottles collected are mostly made in the USA and show us the difference in national strength.

In the vase made in Japan that I found only, it is written in the form of katakana called creosote. It seems that medicine like Shimo Shi was included.

This is the US military meal plate.

War remains are placed not only indoors but also outdoors.

Field gun.

Battery that I pulled out from underwater. It was extremely rusty.

Aircraft wings with Japanese nationalities marks drawn.

An engine of an American propeller aircraft.

An engine of a Japanese propeller aircraft.

A plate written in English.

There were a lot of war remains, but one of them showed something unbelievable.

Suddenly, I showed a kitchen where kanji was drawn, so I took a picture ......

After confirming it "Aspiration DayI found the engraved letters.

The feelings of one human being left in engraved letters. That there was Guadalcanal for each number of people there, not one historical fact. I noticed that, my heart suddenly became painful. In that war, a lot of people lost their lives. I do not want to forget the fact that peace here is built on the lives of many people. I totally thought that I wanted to complete my life till the end.

(Sentence / photo: Takuya S. Narou Charriderman
Cycling around the world for a bicycle
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