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March 30, 1945 Midnight
We wade across the Malcon River as we start climbing Mt. Victorious
Full moon

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Our home in Hagurodai
In the jungle

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Even venomous snakes, when strangled, and their skins peeled back
Once they are cooked and eaten, they no longer bother us

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We caught a mixture of grasshoppers and locusts

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Skewered cicada
Cicadas are oily and not very tasty

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Drawing of seminar on edible wild grasses
The stalk and leaves of this nettle are edible.

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Military attacks
(goat?)
Whole roasted pig (pig?)

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Hagurodai – Drawing of us changing our course (Note: during the war, there was never any mention of the military “surrendering.” Instead, it was referred to as “changing courses,” and all of the newspapers called it that as well.
Imminent pursuit

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Untitled A tea house shack on the lines of a mountain ridge

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While climbing Mt. Mandalagan
A dagger was left on the hips of a skeletal remains
The long rains had rusted the dagger
And it saddened me to see the bare feet

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Mr. Kamiya A drawing of him at Mt. Mandalagan, making a precarious living with crabs
Crab bag
Used leeches as bait to catch 150~200 crabs a day

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Skewered freshwater crabs
A rare treat in the mountains

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Whole roasted frogs
Tasted great

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On the cliffs, we found some eggs and chicks, which were a rare delicacy
A life or death endeavor to satisfy our appetites

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Negros
Jigokudani Hot Springs Heap of corpses inside

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Living in the supplies area
We were always full, but we were plagued by lice, red mites, and a salt shortage

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#6 Air Signal Corps
Lieutenant Kobayashi Arrives at San Carlos as a herald
August 19 (An interview with Lieutenant Commander Richmond)
Walking down the street in the baking mid-day heat carrying a white flag, my heart feels sadness
A cluster of flowers bloom on the side of the road, but despite this, I walk silently by, with a heavy heart
Nobody wanted to carry the white flag, so we all took turns carrying it
Lieutenant Kobayashi
Translator soldier
A soldier carrying the white flag
A soldier carrying the flag of the Rising Sun
A soldier carrying arms

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