BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lan-fu, Comfort Women

This was not an easy story to do but it had to be told and re-told.  Over the past several weeks, I've had the privilege of talking to them, the comfort women, or lan-fu in Japanese. They are old now and wobbly. Many can hardly remember their age but they will never forget the atrocities of war.

In the coming days, I will be posting my stories here. In the meantime, let us remember their names. Let us never forget.

Lola Lita and Lola Pilar of Malaya Lolas

Ang Bahay na Pula in Bulacan where hundreds of lolas were gang-raped by Japanese soldiers

Lola Pilar and Lola Virginia of Lila Pilipina

The lolas sharing a bowl of soup