Japanese characters on the side of IJN Kako

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Japanese characters on the side of IJN Kako

Post by tryc » 08 Dec 2019 02:40

Hi,
I found this picture of the IJN Kako
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with Japanese characters on its side. I didn't think cruisers normally had these and it was normally destroyers with characters on them. The image is a rather low resolution but I was wondering what it said/ what the characters were (I don't know any Japanese). Hopefully, it's legible.
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Re: Japanese characters on the side of IJN Kako

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 08 Dec 2019 10:12

Here‘s an edited version of the picture. I‘m not quite sure what you mean by characters, I don‘t see any.
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Re: Japanese characters on the side of IJN Kako

Post by tryc » 08 Dec 2019 14:36

Ah, my bad! To me in the rather poor quality of the first image, the white on the side looked like characters. Now it would seem they truly are 'characters'! Just not in the sense I thought they were (ha ha).

The last five marks on the right https://imgur.com/MnlIJOt don't really look like people still, and they're at a different level to the people. I thought perhaps these could could be Japanese characters.

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