Japanese Grave Marker
The Japanese Grave Marker is situated on the property of the parents of Ranulfo Ybañez. According to Ybañez, some elderly Japanese men visited their place in 1975. They wanted to trace an event that happened during the Second World War. The Japanese men were supposedly soldiers who landed in the barangay during the war. One of their comrades was badly wounded and left in the area. He later succumbed to his injuries.
The marker is now one of the stopovers of some Japanese tourists visiting Cebu. These tourists were veterans and their families. There was also an instance when three busloads of Japanese tourists dropped by the place to pay their respects to their fallen countryman.
Getting to the Japanese Grave Marker
The Japanese grave marker in Carmen shows the devotion of the Japanese to those who died during the war. It also shows the respect they have for these fallen soldiers who fought in a war far from their homeland.