Japanese General Information, Please

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Japanese General Information, Please

Post by Geokop » 25 Oct 2021 07:59

Hello Everyone,
One of my Yosegaki Hinomaru (prayer) flags is signed by a Lt. General named Ichise Gensuke and was presented to a Mr. Oda Shinpachiroh.
Can anyone here please tell me about General Gensuke? Any back round information on his life, when and where he served, etc.? I've not been able to locate anything about him. And, if anyone has any possible information on the Mr. Shinpachiroh mentioned on the flag, that would be great also!
Thank you very much in advance for any and all information on either man.
Respectfully signed,
George K.

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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 25 Oct 2021 09:41

Found this on an Italian website, which I then ran through Google Translator:

Gensuke Ichise (Gensuke Ichinose, January 5, 1877 (Meiji 10) - June 6, 1959 (Showa 34)) is a soldier in the Japanese Imperial Army. The final rank is lieutenant general of the army.

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Born in Nagano prefecture. 1901 (Meiji 34) Graduated from the 13th term of the Japanese Imperial Army Academy. Subsequently, he entered Army War College and graduated from the same school in 1912 (Taisho 1st year) for the 24th term. In August 1923 (Taisho 12), he was the commander of the cavalry captain of the army and of the Konoe cavalry regiment, in March 1926 (Taisho 15), he was the head of the cavalry division of the Military Affairs Office of the Ministry of army, and in October of the same year he was Chief of the Horse Administration Division of the Military Affairs Office of the Army Ministry. In March 1929 (Showa 4) he was appointed General and Military Affairs Office of the Army. Subsequently, in December 1930 (Showa 5), ​​he became head of the Army Cavalry School, in April 1932 (Showa 7), he became commander of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade, and in March 1933 (Showa 8), promoted General of the Army, at the same time appointed and transferred to the reserve role on the 30th of the same month.
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Post by VJK » 25 Oct 2021 15:18

Hi, :welcome:

This is what I have.

Kind regards,

VJK
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Post by Geokop » 25 Oct 2021 18:18

WOW, that didn't take long. "ijnfleetadmiral", and "VJK", thanks very much!
It's great to know something about one of the signers of one of these flags, and since this gentleman held a high rank I was hoping there would be some information about him.
Another one of the signatures on this same flag may be a from a Major Takahashi Jyuh'zoh?? My apologies if the names are written here backwards. The recipient must have been someone special to have two officers sign his flag...
My best to all.
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Post by VJK » 25 Oct 2021 21:20

Hi George,

The second signatory is most likely future Major General TAKAHASHI Juuzo.

Kind regards,

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Post by Geokop » 26 Oct 2021 08:33

VJK, Darn, you're good!
Thanks very much for this much- appreciated additional information.
Although I have been this flag's "caretaker" for a handful of years, I have only the seller's photo of it taken at the time of its purchase. Please enjoy.
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