Sunday 9 August 2015

Aichi D1A1 - Hokoku #85 - Artist Murakami Matsujiro

Hokoku #85 was a Type 94 Carrier Dive-bombers or Aichi D1A1 donated on October 30, 1935 by All-Japan Teachers' Association receiving the name "Kyoiku-go" (education). The beautiful painting of the vintage postcard was created by artist Murakami Matsujiro. Born in Tokyo in 1897 he started creating illustrations for military and children action novels around 1925 specialising in navy battles and ships. He participated in various war art exhibitions and passed away in 1962.

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