The Madonna of Japan in Tacloban

Madonna Japan Kanhuraw Hill Tacloban City Location Leyte Symbol Peace Friendship History Statue Goddess Peace Garden Park Gift Japanese Government Maria Kannon Landmark Monument Magsaysay Boulevard The image of the Madonna of Japan, also known as Maria Kannon, was a gift from the Japanese people to the Philippines as a symbol of peace and friendship between the two countries. Understandably, it is also referred to as the statue of the Goddess of Peace. The image stands on a rock amidst a landscaped garden. Tall trees and flowering plants can be seen within the park along with concrete benches where one can sit, pray and reflect.

During World War II, the Philippines suffered a great devastation brought by the Japanese forces. Many Continue reading