20-mm Type 99 aircraft cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 5
'Irei no Izumi' monument on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine dedicated to who died of thirst in battle, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 200920-mm Type 99 aircraft cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 5
A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 3 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 4 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 5 of 5; note Type 99 20-mm aircraft cannon in display case and special attack pilot statue outsideChrysanthemum crest on the gate to the main shrine of Yasukuni, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009
A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 3 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 4 of 5A6M Zero Model 52 fighter on display at the Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 5 of 5; note Type 99 20-mm aircraft cannon in display case and special attack pilot statue outsideChrysanthemum crest on the gate to the main shrine of Yasukuni, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009
Statue commemorating those who died while performing special attacks, on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009Statue of Omura Masujiro on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009Stone marker with words The main shrine of the Yasukuni Shrine seen through a torii gate, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009
Statue commemorating those who died while performing special attacks, on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009Statue of Omura Masujiro on the grounds of Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009Stone marker with words 'Yasukuni Jinja' at the entrance of the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009The main shrine of the Yasukuni Shrine seen through a torii gate, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009
Type 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer in backgroundType 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer, A6M Zero Model 52 fighter in backgroundType 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 3 of 3; note shrapnel damage on the gun barrelType 96 15-cm howitzer on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 2
Type 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer in backgroundType 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer, A6M Zero Model 52 fighter in backgroundType 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 3 of 3; note shrapnel damage on the gun barrelType 96 15-cm howitzer on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 2
Type 96 15-cm howitzer on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 2; note Type 89 15-cm cannon, A6M Zero Model 52 fighter in background
Type 96 15-cm howitzer on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 2 of 2; note Type 89 15-cm cannon, A6M Zero Model 52 fighter in background


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