Kamikaze: A Japanese Pilot's Own Spectacular Story of the by Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred

By Yasuo Kuwahara, Gordon T. Allred

Initially released in 1957, this enduring classic—the first-ever English publication cowritten via a eastern suicide pilot—remains a touching and insightful check out the realm of the kamikaze. This variation, now thoroughly revised, displays the dear perception and point of view received through the writer because the time of the book’s preliminary book. From the age of 15, Yasuo Kuwahara begun a lifetime of army carrier that incorporated ache via brutal simple education, partaking in ferocious aerial wrestle opposed to the Allies, and fending off a suicide project whilst an atomic bomb was once dropped in Hiroshima, close to his place of origin. From being handpicked for kamikaze carrier to discovering the self-discipline to die for the emperor, this background provides a firsthand account of the interesting lifetime of a kamikaze fighter pilot.

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Surrounding these large islands are more than 4,000 smaller islands and islets, most of them uninhabited; farther to the south are the Okinawan islands, perhaps best known for the fierce fighting that took place there during World War II and for their continued (and controversial) use as an American military base. If you were to superimpose Japan’s four main islands onto a map of the United States, they would stretch all the way from Maine down to Florida, which should give you an idea of the diversity of Japan’s climate, flora, and scenery—Hokkaido in the north is subarctic, while southern Kyushu is subtropical.

For Porcelain & Pottery: Porcelain and pottery are produced seemingly everywhere in Japan. Some of the more famous centers include Nagoya, home to Noritake, Japan’s largest chinaware company; Kanazawa, known for its Kutani pottery with its distinctive colorful glaze; Matsuyama, famous for its Tobe pottery (white porcelain with cobalt-blue designs); and Kagoshima, with its Satsuma pottery, which comes in white (used by the upper class in feudal Japan) and black (used by the common people). See chapters 8, 9, and 10.

See “Shopping,” in chapters 4 and 8. • For Local Specialties: Many prefecture capitals have a government-owned exhibition hall where local products are displayed for sale. Often called a kanko bussankan, the hall may have everything from locally produced pottery to folk toys and foodstuffs. Cities with kanko bussankan include Kanazawa, Okayama, Matsuyama, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima. See chapters 8, 9, and 10. • For Porcelain & Pottery: Porcelain and pottery are produced seemingly everywhere in Japan.

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