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WW2 Japanese soldier photo album. Anyone read Japanese??

Article about: I purchased this in a lot from a local man who bought it from a WW2 veteran's estate. Any help would be appreciated. Can I sell this on Ebay? I really have no name or identifying marks. Albu

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    Default WW2 Japanese soldier photo album. Anyone read Japanese??

    I purchased this in a lot from a local man who bought it from a WW2 veteran's estate. Any help would be appreciated. Can I sell this on Ebay? I really have no name or identifying marks.
    Album is about 11 inches x 7 inches and is falling apart.
    Thanks, MrFaulkner
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    Default Re: WW2 Japanese soldier photo album. Anyone read Japanese??

    This was a toughie with the grass writing hard to decipher.

    Here is what it says:

    A momento of visit to Chomei Middle School

    You know it is spring

    Hurry and bloom

    Fuji cherry blossoms

    Soon should be a good time to view

    Lieutenant Colonel Kuno

    Note: The old Japanese educational system was 6-5 (MS) - 3 (HS) - 3 (U) so the students in the photos were older compared to the middle school students of today. It was common for officers to be school principals.

    The other photo with writing says "Sumo Ring," cannot read the smaller writing which is blurred.

    There is a Chomei Middle School in Mie Prefecture, Yokkaichi-city (on the East Coast of the main island of Honshu and slightly north of Osaka), probably the same one as in the album.

    If you have any other photos with writing, I will be glad to look at them.

    TM

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    Default Re: WW2 Japanese soldier photo album. Anyone read Japanese??

    Forgot to add the date: Showa year 19 (1944)

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    Default Re: WW2 Japanese soldier photo album. Anyone read Japanese??

    That is amazing TM , thanks very much for the translation
    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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    Good skills tmys!! Hope you stick around mate!!

    Domo, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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