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  • ©2015 Hidenori Watanave Lab, Okinawa Times and GIS OKINAWA Lab

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The Digital Archive of the Battle of OKINAWA

WATANAVE Hidenori / YONAHA Satoko / WATANABE Yasushi

Internet art [Japan]

This digital archive depicts life during wartime based on information from the Battle of Okinawa, which occurred at the end of the Pacific War when Allied forces invaded the islands. The work not only makes use of U.S. military records and topographical maps, but also first-hand accounts, footprints left by fleeing local residents, and the distribution of war dead to create a multilayered presentation. The interactive website shows how Okinawa has changed over the last 70 years.

©2015 Hidenori Watanave Lab, Okinawa Times and GIS OKINAWA Lab

Profile

WATANAVE Hidenori

Japan

Born in 1974 in Oita Prefecture. Information architect. Associate professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

( 2010 )

YONAHA Satoko

Japan

Reporter of the Okinawa Times, Digital Office.

( 2016 )

WATANABE Yasushi

Japan

Born in 1957 in Miyagi Prefecture. Craftman of GIS (Geographic Information System), president of GIS Okinawa, university lecturer.

( 2016 )

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