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May 21, 1953 (Age: 64)
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    1. Devyn
      Hello, Shinpachi-san, I recently acquired a Japanese hinomaru yosegaki with multiple writings and prayers marking it. I was looking online for translations forums or anything else that might could help and found a post where you had helped translate a few things on another members flag. Would it be possible to email you some pictures of my flag for a translation?
      1. Shinpachi
        Sorry I didn't notice your post for a couple of weeks.
        I wish you to create a new thread for the flag you own because I always want to share such information with other members if I may dare to try translation. Thanks.
        Apr 4, 2016
    2. Wurger
      THX for the recent Like ! :wave:
    3. Shinpachi
      Thanks Lewis for your nice information!
      I am glad if my work contributed.
    4. razor1uk
      Hi Shin-chan, I got a lovely user pic for your engine, from Gumpy (of
      considering the mix of nationalistic painting mixed with ingame gfx, your engine(s) work goes onestep further to more realistc looking artwork. :D
    5. Shinpachi
      Wow Eric! I was just about to go to bed.
      They are called Senba-Zuru(Thousand Cranes) folded praying for the souls of victims.
    6. evangilder
      Hi Shinpachi-san,

      I was hoping you could answer a question for me. I visited one of the Japanese internment camps from WWII here in California yesterday and notice hundreds of origami cranes near the memorial stone. Do you know why that is done?

      Here are a few shots of the origami groups:

      The thread with more on Manzanar is here:

    7. Shinpachi
      Take care, oldcrowcv63!
    8. oldcrowcv63
      Thanks Shimpachi, That's just what I was hoping for. my son's home is close to a JR station so it looks like we can get on a train and do transfers as needed all the way there. This should make a good 2-3 day trip, if we can manage it. ありがとうございました。
    9. Shinpachi
      Hello, oldcrowcv63!

      In Tokyo, Yushukan (Yushukan Museum) in the Yasukuni Shrine will be convenient for you to drop in.
      You can enjoy not only the A6M5 Zero, D4Y Judy, the suicide rocket Ohka but the general history of Japanese wars since the ancient time.
      JR Ichigaya station is close to there. It is about 15 minutes from JR Tokyo station.
      Have a nice trip!
    10. oldcrowcv63
      Hi Shinpachi, I am in nara with my son and his wife and I was wondering if you could recommend any aviation museums or displays that might be within a days train ride or an overnight stay such as perhaps around Tokyo.

      I have posted what little I know aout Museums in the Tokyo area on a thread I started in the modern section. Appreciate any help you could give. onegaiitashimasu
    11. Shinpachi
      Thanks blobs for your visiting again:)
      Please do not hesitate to post in my thread too.

      I always admire your work because that is an artist's way - to make viewers feel an existence of reality.
      That is also what I could not learn from my career as a machine engineer.

      Thanks again for your nice comment.
      I will be looking forward to watching your fantastic work again.
    12. blobs
      hi shinpachi,
      just to let you know this is my last post here.
      keep up the great work, cgi can benefit greatly by what you are doing and the manner in which you do it.
      best regards blobs
    13. Shinpachi
      Thanks for your leaving message, blobs.
      I'm also looking forward to your future work!
    14. blobs
      hi shinpachi,
      great work- ground breaking project.
      regards blobs
    15. Shinpachi
      Thanks PACAFITAB for your precious information.
      For the secuity, I have just passed it to davilillo by email now.
      Wishing he will read it soon,
      Hello davilillo, Yes, I knew Jesse Newton, he was my friend, mentor, and supervisor at Yamada in 1965. Sorry to hear about his and his wife's passing. The jacket that you found is a Yamada Drinking Jacket. I had one but it doesn't fit so I gave it to my son.
      Here are some interesting things about Yamada that I learned from Jesse:
      1. Yamada was designed by German engineers, and built by Korean laborers, supervised by Japanese military.
      2. The USAAF didn't know about Yamada until it was found in surrender documents. One munitions magazine was destroyed when a B-29 shook loose a hung bomb.
      3. The workers at Yamada kept monkeys in cages. When the war ended the monkeys were released and their offspring were still there in 1965.
      4. In 1965 Yamada was at full storage capacity for General Purpose Bombs and the USAF was running out of bombs in Vietnam. So we sent everything to SEA, some by ship from the port at Moji and some by air from Itazuke AB near Fukuoka.
    17. davilillo
      I saw a post re: Yamada Camp and wondered if you knew of a fellow by the name of Jesse Newton. He passed away 2 days ago. My brother was taking care of him as he had no close family members and his Japanese wife had passed away a little over a year ago. He was 85. My brother asked me to clear out his apartment and I came across a blue jacket that has Jesse's name on the front and on the back it has writing in bothe English and Japanese. It reads: "Yamada Camp, Drinking Union, Kokura Japan". In the center there is a man in green thread holding a bottle that reads: "Old Elephant Booze". I wondered if you knew Jesse or anything about the origin of this jacket and perhaps the year it may have been made. Thanks for your help. davilillo
    18. razor1uk
      Hi Shin-san, just wondering how you family doing?
    19. blobs
      hi shinpachi,
      I thank you for the comments, but I still think its overated.
      I'd like to speak to you about trying to progress in a more rational
      way than at present. I know and have seen your beautiful work on the
      forum and know there is much that you might be able to help me with.
      I'm not so good with the words and need time to put together what I
      want to say, so please bare with me and I will get back to you when
      I have thought through what I want to say.
      regards, blobs (bob)
    20. Timothy
      Wow, cool so you're in Japan? My g/f is from there. She's originally from Shizuoka.
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    May 21, 1953 (Age: 64)
    CGI Creator
    All relating to aircraft
    A former engineer for an aircraft parts maker