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By Peter C. Smith

From the assault on Pearl Harbor to the kamikaze raids within the last levels of WWII, the Aichi Val used to be a effective eastern weapon that prompted massive harm to Allied ships and flooring installations. utilizing authentic documents and the testimony of guys who designed and flew it, Peter Smith tells the entire tale of the Aichi D3A1/2 Val utilizing many infrequent images and interviews with surviving workforce contributors. jam-packed with a wealth of fabric by no means sooner than noticeable in this often-overlooked plane.

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57 The emperor’s form is obscured by the blinds, but we do see him; in fact, this is as much as we ever see of the emperor outside the dairi in illustrations of historical events. Apparently Hideyoshi is nearby on the veranda; he is the figure wearing a black tunic and holding an opened fan sitting among men who are presumably his closest advisors. Across the veranda are the ladies of his household. Originally performed by small troops scattered across the country, Nō became a favorite theatrical form of Muromachi-period military lords.

Legitimacy and who sponsored the paintings. indd 51 12-07-11 14:17 art and palace politics 14 Attributed to Kano Eitoku. Cypress. Late 16th century. Eight-panel folding screen; ink, colors, and gold on paper. 170 x 461 cm. Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo. National Treasure. The full thematic range of paintings at GoYōzei’s palace is unknown. While these paintings can be related to a group of themes by then traditional in the imperial palace and shogunal castles or mansions, new themes also began to appear around this time.

Detail of one sliding-door panel from a set; ink, colors and gold on paper. Each panel 184 x 98 cm. Now in the Ohiru-no-ma in the Chief Abbot’s Quarters, Nanzenji, Kyoto. Important Cultural Property. Nanzenji in Kyoto (figs. 102 The Nanzenji Ōhōjō is widely acknowledged to have been originally constructed as part of a palace, but there are conflicting theories about which palace and what function it served there. It may have been built in 1585 or 1586 to serve as the Taimenjo audience suite of Ōgimachi’s retirement palace, or in 1591 as the Seiryōden of GoYōzei’s palace.

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