It is dated 1939, I believe May. Rest of the Japanese says something to the effect of being under the Rear Admiral's flag.
thanks for the info
Great photo ! Certainly an Admirals flag flying .
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
That's a very nice photo !
This was taken in Jan, 1939 under a Rear Admiral flag.
正月 (Shougatsu) - New Year Month (January).
少将 (Shou Shou) - Rear Admiral