This Imperial Japanese Navy fighter ace is credited with shooting down 19 Allied aircraft, most notably that of "Pappy" Boyington of the Black Sheep Squadron in 1944; he later became a U.S. citizen and met and befriended Boyington. Item #46617
PS, heavy stock glossy 8" X 10", n.p., n.y. Fine. Handsome modern reproduction of a WW2-era informal full-length shot of Kawato standing in a field in full flight gear, boldly signed in blue fineline in a light area at upper left: "To: Ronald / Mike Kawato / [signature in Japanese characters] / Jan. 31, 1999." A great example.