Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall Information
The hall was created using traditional refined construction methods using cypress grown in Sugihara's hometown of Gifu.
It accentuates the cultural differences between faraway Lithuania and Yaotsu town where he was born
with the architecture projecting his warmth and humanity beyond the bounds of time and space.
The memorial hall houses a spacious wood framed exhibition room, Sugihara's office,
and a lookout room offering a panoramic view of Yaotsu town.
Our efforts range from applying to UNESCO for world heritage recognition
to other activities -all in keeping with Sugihara's contributions to humanity.
Yaotsu-cho in Gifu prefecture is where Chiune Sugihara was born.
Kamidaida Terrace Paddy Fields