The inscription reads: THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES/ The First Arrival of/ COMMODORE PERRY/ AMBASSADOR FROM THE/ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ WHO LANDED IN THIS PLACE/ JULY 14 1853.
This is actually in Kurihama, not Uraga as posted. I lived 1 block from here.
Thanks for that.
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Photo taken in 7 Chome Kurihama, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Misplaced? Suggest new location