WW2 photo of Japanese army lieutenant with samurai katana sword

Soldier has collar insignia of enlisted rank of lieutenant, and his regiment  #23. Holding katana sword.

Scarce.

On thick paper.

There are issues: lower left of picture missing paper, missing piece left side. Tear on right side, two bottom corners creases and nicks.

11" x 8 ½"

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)

 

The 23rd Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army. The regiment was attached to the 6th Infantry Brigade of the 6th Division and participated during the Second Sino-Japanese War.The regiment fought in the later stages of World War II, assigned to the Japanese Seventeenth Army at Bougainville Island in the Solomon Islands. (ed. scenes of bloody battles)

Wikipedia

 

Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.