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Alfred Eisenstaedt1946

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

Sword of Kusonocki-Masasige offered as "proof" of imperial pretender Hiromichi Kumazawa's 550-year old claim to the throne of Emperor Hirohito. Sword was supposedly used in defence of Hiromichi's deposed ancestor, Emperor Go-Daigo, by ancestor of man in this picture.

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  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Hiromichi Misc. Kumazawa, Swords, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_750538
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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