Monument commemorating General Aung San, a founding father of Burma
History of Hamamatsu and its vicinity
People visit here wonder why they see the monument of General Aung San (father of Ms.Aung San Suu Kyi), a founding father of Burma.
The monument stands on top of Ohkusa hill by the Lake Hamana.
There you can overlook Tomei Expressway and the lake
History shows General was exiled to Japan in 1940. Supported by Colonel Suzuki of Japanese Imperial Army, he stayed for few months in this region called Kanzanji, Hamamatsu City where Colonel Suzuki was from.
The monument says, "Burma is where 2,700 of our fellow servicemen from Shizuoka have sacrificed their lives. Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka is where founding father of Burma has developed the vision of new Burma"