“The first time I set foot aboard the Yamato, I remember looking up at the bridge in awe — it towered over us like a skyscraper.”
Posts and places related to the Battleship Yamato.
The world’s largest and most powerful battleship, the Yamato, was built in Kure, and here you can see a 1/10th scale model of it, along with other large exhibits such as the Zero fighter (kamikaze plane), and Kaiten (human torpedo).
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.
In WWII, 7-8 meter tall “blindfold fences” were built along the Kure Rail Line to hide the shipyards during the construction of the Battleship Yamato, as seen in the animated film In This Corner of the World.