DIMENSIONS: 16 x 16 inches
ITEM ID: 5067
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Russo-Japanese War Silk

Century: 20th (1901-2000)

An attractive Russo-Japanese War silk piece. One of the inscriptions saying, “For honor and benefit to the nation.”

This is apparently commemorating Russo-Japanese War episodes. The painting of a cavalry officer probably depicts Tatekawa Yoshitsugu (建川美次), a commander of a reconnaissance patrol running the distance of 1200km deep into the Russian territory. He was a legendary hero, later promoted to a general. Tatekawa was an ambassador to the Soviet Union during WW II, who issued visas for Jewish refugees to rescue them.