kokutai:

A burning city in China, colorized photo from a Japanese war magazine, 1939

kokutai:

A burning city in China, colorized photo from a Japanese war magazine, 1939


kokutai:

IJA during the invasion of Manchuria wearing French helmets, 1931

kokutai:

IJA during the invasion of Manchuria wearing French helmets, 1931


kokutai:

covered with flowers,
instantly I’d like to die
in this dream of ours.
-Etsujin
A Japanese soldier who has used a grenade to commit suicide rather than be captured, Burma, 1945

kokutai:

covered with flowers,

instantly I’d like to die

in this dream of ours.

-Etsujin

A Japanese soldier who has used a grenade to commit suicide rather than be captured, Burma, 1945



kokutai:

Japanese soldiers in Manchuria, 1932. Note the captured Chinese Dadao sword.

kokutai:

Japanese soldiers in Manchuria, 1932. Note the captured Chinese Dadao sword.


kokutai:

1943, somewhere in the Pacific

kokutai:

1943, somewhere in the Pacific


kokutai:

IJA infantry. China, 1940

kokutai:

IJA infantry. China, 1940



A Japanese soldier in action during the invasion of Indochina, September 1940

A Japanese soldier in action during the invasion of Indochina, September 1940

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