Propaganda Kimono
Boy’s Padded Jacket  |  Cotton niko niko gasuri  |  35” x 38”

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Propaganda Kimono

"The flight of the Kamikaze Go (Divine Wind) from Tokyo to London in April 1937, sponsored by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun, was intended to commemorate the coronation of King George VI, but it also served as a benchmark of modernity for Japan. This was the first Japanese plane to set an international speed record (the flight was completed in just over 51 hours), and the first plane produced with all Japanese technology. Thanks to the performance of the Kamikaze Go, the Mitsubishi Company, which had developed the motor for the plane, gained the contract to build the Zero, one of the best-known fighter planes of the war years." Wearing Propaganda, page 272.