Established in 1890 during the Meiji era as a cemetery for navy personnel, this somber place also contains tombs of British sailors, individual monuments, and monuments to the war dead from the battleship Yamato.
This is the museum for the comic Spaceship Yamato, illustrated by Reiji Matsumoto.
Kuramoto Street runs through the center of downtown Kure.
Kure lies on the calm Seto Inland Sea, surrounded on three sides by green mountains. These geographical features led the Japanese Government to establish a navy base in Kure and, in 1903, the Kure naval arsenal.
Kawachiya (now Miyakehonten), founded in 1856, started making sake in 1902, the same year that Kure became incorporated as a city.
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