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Summer Trip to Japan: Yasukuni Shrine --- Dai Tō-A Sensō (The Great East Asia War) Exibition

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    Photo No. 016: A Kakejiku written by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, for paying tribute to Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi. It was written on Dec 8th 1942. (For me this is a hard one to translate in English)

    Photo No.017: A Tanto blade. (I didn't take the photo of the description plate, probably belonged to Vice Admiral Yamaguchi)

    Photo No.018: A painting drawn by unknown artist showing the last moment of Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi. (Individual in the center)

    Photo No.019: Description of the Painting. 戦争画写真 (Sensou E Shasin) - War Painting Photo. 「提督の最後」 (Teitoku No Saigou) - Admiral' s Final Moment.

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    Photo No.020: Articles of Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi.

    Photo No.021: A Kakejiku written by Admiral Nobumasa Suetsugu (末次信正)

    日の丸運航 (Hinomaru Kou-un) - Hinomaru Shipping.

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    Thanks Taka for posting!

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    thanks for the post

    @+, hughes

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    Have always liked the Japanese history. Very nice photos!
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Thanks for posting, this is very interesting

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    thanks for posting these.
    Looks like you have a great trip.

    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Thank you for the kind words, Fellas !


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    Photo No.022: Articles of Rear Admiral Tomeo Kaku (加来 止男).

    Photo No.023: Photo and brief history of Rear Admiral Tomeo Kaku.

    Beneath the photo sates:

    Navy Rear Admiral Tomeo Kaku

    Permanent Residence: Kumamto Prefecture

    KIA: Showa 17 (1942) June 5th. (Age 49)

    When Kaku was in Grade 8, he was greatly inspired by the Training Fleet that entered into the port of Ariake, thus he applied for a naval officer.
    During the Battle of Midway, he was the captain of the aircraft carrier Hiryu (Japanese aircraft carrier Hiry), by inflicting heavy damage on enemy carrier 「Yorktown」(Yorktown-class aircraft carrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), while his ship was also damaged by intense attack. Kaku realized the situation and told the rest of his surviving crews to abandon ship. Kaku was last seen standing at the bridge of Hiryu along with Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi and went down with the carrier.

    Of Note: Rear Admiral Kaku was in the painting "Admiral' s Final Moment", the person at the right of Vice Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi.

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    Very nice photos, thank you for sharing. Have you seen any small arms there?


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