|Left: Monument from Japan, Right: Monument from Koreans|
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Japan, the Alamo, and Comfort Women (Why I Love Texas)
Japan, the Alamo, and Comfort Women
(Why I Love Texas)
The Alamo located in San Antonio Texas is an historic site held in extreme reverence by Texans. It was in 1836 where 1,800 Mexican soldiers mascaraed 189 Texas (no survivors) fighting for independence from Mexico. The slaughter of the 189 Texans give birth to the rallying cry “remember the Alamo,” throughout the Texas War of Independence.
In 1914 Japanese Doctor Shigetaka Shiga a geography professor at Waseda University in Tokyo sent the Alamo stone monument commemorating the 189 fallen Texans. Professor Shiga related the Battle of the Alamo to the Siege of Nagashino Castle in 1575 in Nagashino, Mikawa Prefecture, Japan.
The Alamo grounds are maintained true to historical accuracy commemorating the battle that took place there. The battle was pivotal in Texas war of independence. It is noteworthy the monument was allowed to be placed on the grounds. The monument represents honor and respect from Japan.
Now contrast that with South Koreans and Koreans in America sent the USA: Comfort Women statues / monuments desecrating an American City Park dedicated to Korean War veterans, a city park in Glendale, California, and attempting to foul an American Veteran’s Park in Cupertino, California. These insidious monuments / statue represent dishonor and disrespect.
The contrast between the two is glowing and noteworthy.
The inscription on the monument reads:
More on the monument:
The Battle of Nagashino Castle:
Video explaining the Alamo:
Song: “Remember the Alamo:”
Link to Texas Daddy store: