Points of Interest in Mendocino County

Fifteen Japanese Men From Yawatahama

Fifteen Japanese Men From Yawatahama

Fifteen Japanese Men From Yawatahama

Fifteen Japanese Men From Yawatahama 28 February 2018
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Fifteen Japanese Men From Yawatahama
Port Road at Point Arena Wharf
Point Arena

The English inscription reads:

This monument is dedicated to the fifteen young men from Yawatahama, Japan who sailed 11,000 kilometers across the Pacific in a 15 meter wooden boat to realize their vision of coming to America, landing at Point Arena on August 13, 1913. Their dreams and courage continue to be a source of inspiration and a foundation of the friendship between the people of Yawatahama and Point Arena.

Raven B. Earlygrow
Mayor, City of Point Arena

A translation of the Japanese inscription is available at the Historic Marker Database.
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