I would like to share the photos taken during a Summer trip to Japan at Yasukuni Jinjya, or Yasukuni Shrine (Westerners call it "War Shrine", but that' s not appropriate).
I didn't take any surrounding view around the Yasukuni Shrine. My main objective was to see the Mitsubishi Zero (Type 52) and some other military related materials.
When I finished looking at the Zero, I saw a special exhibition on Dai Tō-A Sensō Part. II (From Battle of Midway ~ Retrieving of Kiska). There were lots of amazing things to look at, and I was very excited and took quite a lot of detail photos. So dazed that I forgot to see the rest of the other stuff after the exhibition. O' well ~ that would give me an excuse to visit the shrine next time.
Here are the photos, and I will include the translations as well (Not all, but most). Enjoy!
Photo No. 001: Near the main entrance of the Yasukuni Museum 遊就館 Yushukan. The Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero (Type 52) is visible.
Photo No. 002: Port side view of the Zero.
Photo No. 003: Rear view of the Zero.
Photo No. 004: IJN Type 99 Machine Gun.
Of Note: The Imperial Japanese Navy classified their Machine guns up to <40mm, Machine Cannons from 40mm< on. The Imperial Japanese Army classified their Machine Cannon from 11mm on.
Photo No. 005: Close up of the Japanese character of the Type 99 Machine Cannon.
九九式二十粍一號固定機銃二型改一 (Kyu Kyu-shiki Nijyuu Miri Ichi-gou Kotei Kijyuu Ni Gata Kai Ichi) - Type 99 20mm # 1 Fixed Machine Gun Type 2 Mod.1
Manufacturing Date: Showa 18 (1943) October