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Okinawa Peace Poles

How many Peace Poles are there in Okinawa Prefecture?

For some, finding 'Peace Poles' has become a peaceful pastime obsession. It is a good project to do with the family as each pole serves as a beacon of world peace, and a reminder to honor the many lives lost here on Okinawa. Generally, 'Peace Poles' can be found all over the world – but here on Okinawa, Peace Poles are found in abundance. This is an on going project to map, document, and verify locations of 'Peace Poles' within Okinawa Prefecture. This list will be updated when each pole's location has been verified. Please join our Facebook Page to hear about new updates on pole finds in Okinawa Prefecture. If you have a sighting and like to share it with others, you are welcome to post it on our Facebook Page as well. Please include a picture and a general description of the area (GPS coordinate if available). Only the poles that have been verified by Map It! Okinawa will be listed below

Each pole will be alphabetically labeled according to their place of residence. Next to each item will be a GPS coordinate, (the GPS coordinates below will link to a Google Map),  a link to their respective photo album, along with date they were first visited (Fv) and last visited (Lv) by Map It! Okinawa, languages inscribed, and when the pole was first established (if known). Please note. Some poles may no longer be in existence due to natural causes.

So how many Peace Poles are there in Okinawa? I'm sure there is an official number somewhere from the powers that be. For now, we'll just have to find them. For more information about the origins of the Peace Pole, please visit the Peace Pole Project at www.peacepoleproject.org. Signs in their respective languages can be viewed at www.peace-pole.com.

Notes: 
Spanish ver 1. Que la Paz Prevalezca en la Tierra.
Spanish ver 2. Paz a Todos los Hombres.

THE BELOW LIST WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED....
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SHORT LIST (BY ORDER THEY WERE DOCUMENTED) 
Use the short list to see updated poles added to the list, then scroll down below to the Regional List for location information and description.

21. Kunigami Village, Benoki, Nov 5, 2014 (NEW)
20. Kunigami Village, Benoki, Nov 5, 2014 (NEW)
19. Kadena Town, Yara, Mar 6, 2014
18. Kunigami Village, Sate, Jan 12, 2014
17. Kunigami Village, Okuma, Jan 5, 2014
16. Nakagusuku Village, Soeshi, Aug 29, 2013
15. Onna Village, Manza, Aug 16, 2013
14. Kin Town, Kannon-do Temple, Aug 1, 2013
13. Kunagami Village, Hedo, Jun 20, 2013
12. Kunagami Village, Hedo, Jun 20, 2013
11. Kin Town, Kin, Jun 7, 2013
10. Naha City, Ona, Dec 7, 2012
9. Naha City, Nishi, Nov 25, 2012
8. Nago City, Goga, Oct 18, 2012
7. Kitanakagusuku, Kishaba, Sep 8, 2012 
6. Motobu Town, Izumi, Sep 6, 2012 
5. Nakagusuku Village, Tomari, Aug 21, 2012
4. Nakagusuku Village, Kuba, Aug 21, 2012
3. Okinawa City, Shiromaecho, Aug 7, 2012 
2. Nago City, Yabu, Aug 4, 2012
1. Uruma City, Katsurentsuken (Tsuken Jima), Jul 30 2012

REGIONAL LIST (BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

KADENA TOWN
Yara, GPS N26 21.999 E127 45.766, Fv: Mar 6, 2014, Lv: Mar 6, 2014, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese. French, Spanish ver 2. Notes. Faded.
Yara - Peace Pole

KIN TOWN
Kin Kannon-do Temple, GPS N26 27.347 E127 55.297, Fv: Aug 1, 2013, Lv: Aug 1, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese. Notes. Located on Kin Kannon-do Temple Grounds.
Kin Town (Kannon-do Temple)
Kin, GPS N26 27.398 E127 55.627, Fv: Jun 7, 2013, Lv: Jun 7, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, French, and Spanish (variation 2). Notes. Located 50m near this structure from Highway 329.
Kin Town (Ushina) - Peace Pole
KITANAKAGUSUKU VILLAGE
Kishaba, GPS N26 18.063 E127 47.798, Fv: Sep 8, 2012, Lv: Sep 8, 2012, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, French (faded) and Spanish (variation 2). Notes. Located across a Family Mart convenience store along Highway 81. 
Kishaba, Kitanakagusuku - Peace Pole
KUNIGAMI VILLAGE
Benoki (NEW), GPS N 26 47.874 E 128 13.942, Fv: Oct 19, 2014, Lv: Oct 19, 2014, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese. Notes. Faded. This pole is on the west side of Hwy 58.
Benoki - Peace Poles
Benoki (NEW), GPS N 26 47.864 E 128 13.949, Fv: Oct 19, 2014, Lv: Oct 19, 2014, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese. Notes. Faded. This pole is on the east side of Hwy 58.
Benoki - Peace Poles
Hedo, GPS N26 52.349 E128 15.872, Fv: Jun 20, 2013, Lv: Jun 20, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, French, and Spanish (variation 1).
Peace Poles - Hedo
Hedo, GPS N26 52.402 E128 15.847, Fv: Jun 20, 2013, Lv: Jun, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, English, uncertain. Notes. The 4th side of the pole could not be viewed from a distance. It is uncertain what language it contains. 
Peace Poles - Hedo
Okuma, GPS N26 43.611 E128 12.927, Fv: Nov 21, 2013, Lv: Nov 21, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, French, Spanish (variation 2). Notes. This is possibly the highest elevated Peace Pole on the Okinawa main island. Pole sits next the entrance of the Mt. Yonaha trail. 
Okuma - Peace Pole
Sate, GPS N26 47.144 E128 13.246, Fv: Jan 9, 2014, Lv: Jan 9, 2014, est. unknown, Languages: English (2 sides), Japanese (2 sides).
Sate - Peace Pole
MOTOBU TOWN
Izumi, GPS N26 39.392 E127 57.444, Fv: Sep 6, 2012, Lv: Sep 6, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Japanese, French, Spanish (variation 2). Notes. Tucked in a cul-de-sac like road off of Highway 123. Borders Nakijin Village. To the rear, a mysterious grotto-like grave. Pole damaged, but legible.
Izumi, Motobu Town - Peace Poles

NAGO CITY 
Goga, GPS N26 38.589 E127 59.351, Fv: Oct 18, 2012, Lv: Oct 18, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Spanish (variation 2), Japanese, French. Notes. Pole near Arashiyama Observation Post. All sides are faded.
Goga, Nago City - Peace Pole

Yabu, GPS N26 36.184 E127 56.972, Fv: Aug 4, 2012, Lv: Aug 4, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French. Notes. 1 ft away on curve on the west side of Highway 449.
Yabu, Nago City - Peace Poles

NAHA CITY 
Nishi, GPS N26 12.784 E127 40.237, Fv: Nov 25, 2012, Lv: Nov 25, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Spanish (variation 2), Japanese (two sides). Notes. Pole is right next to a Family Mart. Legible.
Nishi, Naha City - Peace Pole
Ona, GPS N26 13.947 E127 42.688, Fv: Dec 07, 2012, Lv: Dec 07, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Japanese. Notes. Pole is close to a nursing home facility behind a large stone marker. Faded.
Ona, Naha - Peace Pole
NAKAGUSUKU VILLAGE 
Kuba, GPS N26 16.856 E127 48.852, Fv: Aug 21, 2012, Lv: Aug 21, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Spanish (variation 1), Japanese, Hindi. Notes. 3 ft away on a street corner on the west side of Highway 329.
Kuba, Nakagusuku Village - Peace Pole

Soeshi, GPS N26 16.468 E127 47.895, Fv: Aug 29, 2013, Lv: Aug 29, 2013, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Spanish (variation 2), Japanese, French. Notes. 3 ft away of Highway 329 (east side). Next to a war memorial and a Welfare Center for the Elderly.
Soeshi, Nakagusuku 

Tomari, GPS N26 16.644 E127 48.395, Fv: Aug 21, 2012, Lv: Aug 21, 2012, est. Unknown, Languages: English, Spanish (variation 2), Japanese, French. Notes. Sits next to the Tomari's Giant Tropical Almond Tree next to Highway 329.
Tomari, Nakagusuku Village - Peace Pole

OKINAWA CITY
Shiromaecho, GPS N26 20.390 E127 48.805, Fv: Aug 7, 2012, Lv: Aug 7, 2012, est. unknown, Languages: Only Japanese and English cover all four sides. Notes. Next to a house midde of a hill with alternating red and grey asphalt. 
Shiromaecho, Okinawa City - Peace Pole

ONNA VILLAGE
Manza, GPS N26 29.960 E127 51.288, Fv: Aug 3, 2013, Lv: Aug 3, 2013, est. unknown, Languages: French, Japanese, English, Spanish (variation 2). Notes. The pole is severely bent. All sides are faded. Sits next to a small parking lot on the main entrance into Manzamo. 
Manza, Onna-son
URUMA CITY
Katsurentsuken (Tsuken Jima), GPS N26 14.854 E127 56.022, Fv: May 24, 2012, Lv: May 24, 2012, est. March 7, 2001, Languages: English, Japanese, (other sides not viewed). Notes. Near the edge of the coastline, next to log style fence and small tree.
Tsuken Jima, Peace Pole