Kannonzaki Park, now filled with tranquility, was once a fortress

Girl running in the surf
Girl running in the surf
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Many families are relaxing and grilling meat and vegetables. As I walked around the park, I could smell the fragrant smell of the grill. Kannonzaki Park in Yokosuka, where a barbecue area was also set up, was a peaceful place. Looking only at the barbecue area, it is hard to believe that this was once an army fortress. However, there are still remnants of the fortress days in the vicinity.

Take, for example, the ruins of a gun battery site. In the park, there are still ruins of gun battery sites from the days when the area was a fortress, and to make matters worse, part of Kannonzaki is still a Self-Defense Forces property and is not open to the public. Although it seems as if everything has changed since the end of World War II, coming to a place like this makes me feel that the prewar Yokosuka, which was the military capital of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the present Yokosuka are firmly connected.

However, in Kannonzaki Park, where the barbecue area is located, there is nothing that reminds me of the history of the fortress. There are only gentle waves lapping on the rocky shore where the strata have been exposed. The only thing that could be seen was a cargo ship sailing in Tokyo Bay, vaguely visible in the distance beyond the girl running along the sandy beach.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12306

Shooting Date

Apr 2022

Posted On

June 24, 2022

Place

Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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