A stone monument with the footprint of American East Indian Fleet Commodore Matthew Perry, the man who opened Japan to the world in the mid-19th century. Close to Tomari Port is the Tomari International Cemetery. Before entering into negotiations with Japan, Commodore Perry visited Ryukyu, arriving at Naha Port on May 26, 1853. On June 6 of the same year, Perry again landed. The Ryukyu Royal Government had rejected Perry’s request to visit Shuri, but he stormed in nonetheless. This is the date carved onto the monument.