Tuesday 16 April 2013

Kawanishi H6K "Mavis" - Vintage Artwork

Artwork by artist Kabashima Katsuichi (here) from childrens' publication "Kodansha Ehon - Sora No Mamori" (Kodansha picture book - Defenders of the Sky), October 1941. The ship in the background is probably the light cruiser Kuma.

The poem on the top right corner reads:
"Kaigun no Daihikotei
Ookina karada ni
Tsuyoi hane
Hiroi hiroi
Sora to Umi wo
Mamoru tanomoshii sugata"

(The Navy's big flying boat
Big body
Strong wings
Protector of the
Wide sky and sea
A reliable/promising figure)


Peter Dasso said...

This painting is beautiful! I think that the vintage artwork might be one of my favorite parts of this blog

Bob Alford said...

I commented before on this artist's work and in particular his pen and Ink renderings - this is another magnificent piece and hopefully we'll see more of his work in the future.

Thanks again George and team.

Now, how do we go about getting copies of some of his work?


Bob Alford
Lampang Thailand

Arawasi said...

Thanks Bob. Glad you liked it. Copies? The artwork is featured in vintage publications of which we MIGHT have a spare copy. Send us an email for further details.

Unknown said...

Does anyone know anything about H. Kaiho artwork. I found a painting of his of a WWII H6K amphibious plane. I can't find any information about him.
Steve Green

Arawasi said...

Take a look here: