Friday 3 February 2012

Nakajima A2N - Hokoku 38, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50

A photo from a vintage magazine taken on October 21, 1933, in Haneda airport during the presentation ceremony of six IJNAF aircraft. 
These were: 
Nakajima A2N 
Hokoku 38 - Kawamura-go. Donated by Kawamura Tokutaro, owner of a geisha company, head of the geisha workers' union and also donator of the funds for a famous kabuki theatre in Shinbashi/Tokyo. 

Hokoku 45, 46, 47 - Dai1, dai2, dai3 Seito-go. Donated by 16 sugar manufacturing companies including one from Taiwan (a Japanese colony at the time). 

Hokoku 48 - Dai2 Rodo-go. Donated by industrial workers from all over Japan. 

Nakajima E4N3 (on the far right) 
Hokoku 50 - Dai2 Zenkoku Kokumin-go. Donated by citizens from all over Japan. 

Of interest is the mix of western and traditional clothes the crowd is wearing.

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