Denshinya (Imperial Japanese Army Telegraph)

Denshinya (Imperial Japanese Army Telegraph)
During the time in which Taiwan (1897) was owned by Japan, this small structure was used as a communications system between Taiwan and Ishigaki. Numerous relay stations were located all the way from the Japanese mainland to Taiwan, all connected by huge undersea cables. Denshinya (Imperial Japanese Army Telegraph), Ishigaki Island of Ishigaki City (Ishigaki-shi) From the Sino-Japanese War until World War II, this station was used by the military. During WWII, it was bombed and has been in this damaged state ever since. Some locals claim that many ghosts live in this area. Since it was bombed, it has been abandoned and has continued to deteriorate. As simple as the building may look, it was once a very important tool for the Japanese Imperial Government. Address: Denshinya (Imperial Japanese Army Telegraph) 556, Sakieda, Ishigaki City (Ishigaki-shi), Okinawa Prefecture