The plan for a cenotaph was promoted with Hidekuni Hasebe (長谷部秀邦?) vice-speaker of Saitamaprefectural assembly (埼玉県議会,Saitama-ken gikai?) and built in 1953. The cenotaph houses 264 remains and commemorated the souls of Japanese and the 2.51 million souls of dead soldiers from more than 60 countries during World War II. A memorial service, Shichi-Go-San parade, garden plant market and fireworks are held on the second Saturday or Sunday of May annually.