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    Quote by ghp95134 View Post
    I saw this for sale on Ebay



    More photos on the ebay link. Perhaps you could save copies for your files before these disappear.

    海軍 = Navy
    神風特別攻撃隊 = KAMIKAZE Special Attack Unit
    昭和拾九年 = 1944
    零式戦闘機 = Zero Fighter

    --Guy
    Hi Guy-san,

    I've seen these Sake Bottles, before. I think these are fantasy pieces, these are my suspicions:

    1.) The aircraft is not a Zero.
    2.) 神風特別攻撃隊 was not written correctly.
    3.) The paint color seems added afterwords.
    4.) Why would they write the year of the "Shinpu Special Attack Unit"? It's like those fake U.S. Airborne Crickets having 1944 D-day printed on (If you know what I mean).

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Thanks for expressing reservation -- I've never seen one before and really didn't even think of repainting/refiring.


    Thanks,
    --Guy

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    One more thing about it is that Shinpu (Kamikaze) is an IJN term (not an IJA term), however, the Sake Bottle has an IJA Hinomaru on it.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    These bottles are fakes. The bottles might be period but the decoration isn't

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    Tokkou !

    The order of Shinpu Tokkou was officially announced on the 19th of October, 1944.

    4 Special Attack groups were fromed :

    大和隊 - Yamato Group

    敷島隊 - Shikishima Group

    朝日隊 - Asahi Group

    山桜隊 - Yama-Zakura Group

    Trivia: These names were taken from a Japanese Patriotic songs that were produced by 100 people.

    愛国百人一首 (Aikoku Hyaku-Ninn Issyuu) - One song per one Patriot (100 Total). 愛国百人一首 - Wikipedia

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    Taka-san,
    First, I would like to thank you for bring this thread back to the top. I missed the whole thread as I was going to school at NAS Pensacola during this period.

    Second, You did a fantastic job explaining these actions during those times.

    For my last, I have to ask , Since you are Japanese , what are you doing in China?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Hi Phil-san,

    Thank you for the kind comments.

    It takes a while for me to update some contents in this thread.

    I' m working in China as a production manager (Quality Control) of a Chinese factory.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Hi Taka-san , I presume these four groups were based in different areas ?
    REGARDS AL

    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...

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    Quote by Alan M View Post
    Hi Taka-san , I presume these four groups were based in different areas ?
    Hi Alan-san,

    From what I read, all 4 groups were formed under 201st Naval Air Group at Philippines.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    Hi Taka-san , thank you , i've been reading up and found that the 201st Japanese Air Group were based in Mabalacat Field , Luzon . I have just seen an interesting item also about the Jinrai Butai ( Divine Thunderbolt Unit ) and the " Baka Bomb " which i am looking into further
    I have added an interesting link , i hope you don't mind as i do not wish to mess with your thread !


    Eyewitness Story of the Kamikaze Suicide Missions
    REGARDS AL

    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...

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