Taisho/ Showa period
Under U.S. occupation/ Reversion
The Ogasawara Village Declaration as a Town of Peace
We, the villagers of Ogasawara surrounded by peaceful and rich nature, pray for people around the world to share peace with one another.
This wish comes from how Ogasawara came to be.
The forced evacuation that historically severed the culture built by our ancestors.
Iwo-to, the land where so many died honorably. Residents are still unpermitted to return to this day and are unable to gather the remains of those who died.
As residents of Ogasawara with such historical backgrounds, upon reaching 50 years after the war, we swear the renunciation of war and everlasting peace. We declare the Ogasawara Village to be a town of peace and that it fulfills its purpose in order to pass on this beautiful nature to the next generation.