Toshio Shimao, a writer, was stationed in Nominoura on Kakeromajima Island as a commanding officer for a naval Kamikaze attack squadron during World War II. It is said that his experiences at this place had a great influence to Shimao's literary works. A monument to honor his work is found in a quiet place at Nominoura, Kakeromajima Island.
【Adress】Setouchi, Oshima, Kagoshima, Japan
【Phone Number】+81 (0)997-72-1111 (Setouchi Town)
【Transportation】25 minute by a ferry from Koniya Port (Amami Oshima Island) to Seso Port (Kakeromajima Island). Approx. 10 minute drive from Seso Port.