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To: blam
Amazing that a 1mm thick strip of wood survived burial that long in the Japanese climate. And, it's absolutely astounding that ink remained readable on it for that long!

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It's a l-o-n-g story, but, maybe someday I'll get around to writing down how (in an antique weapons shop way back on an out-of the way side street in Kyoto) I was presented with a bamboo fan bearing a hand-written inscription written and signed by Tojo Hideki (Generalissimo Tojo)...

9 posted on 05/24/2008 10:16:09 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA
"I was presented with a bamboo fan bearing a hand-written inscription written and signed by Tojo Hideki (Generalissimo Tojo)..."

I'm old enough to remember when that name was as well know in American homes as is Saddam Hussein is today.

11 posted on 05/24/2008 10:35:55 AM PDT by blam
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