Memories of tour of duty in Japan 1948 – 1950

PFC Glenn Cunningham

PFC Glenn Cunningham at his duty station in Japan

Corporal John C. Burke on left with Glenn on right and some canine friends.

Bell at Todaiji Nara – Glenn rang this bell.

This bell is one of the Three Famous Bells of Japan. It is bronze, weighs 26.3 tons and at one time was the biggest bell in the world. It was created in May, 1934 and is known for its long ring.

The bell tower housing the bell at Todaiji Nara was built between 1207 and 1210.

Largest statue in world of Buddha at Todaiji Nara

This statue known as the Daibutsu of Todaiji Nara is 16 meters high.