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Lot 232

Hirohito. Manuscript document signed by Hirohito as Emperor, in Japanese, 2 pages, 12½ x 9¼ in., Imperial Palace at Tokyo (March 29, 1935) on the 4th day of the 3rd month of the 10th year of Showa (the era associated with the reign of Hirohito, which began on Dec. 25, 1926), year 2,595 of the advent to the throne of the Emperor Jimmu. (Jimmu ascended the throne in 660 BC). Appointing Yoshiatsu Hori, Joshii as the Japanese Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Honduras. Ribbons from document are not present. French was the international language of diplomacy so the Japanese included a French translation,on the verso of a letter in French from Koki Hirota, the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs. With two 5 x 4 in. photos, one of Koki Hirota and the other of Hiroshi Oshima, the general who was the Japanese ambassador to Nazi Germany before and during the war; both men signed on the verso in Japanese and in Latin characters. Also present is a Spanish translation of the diplomatic appointment, made in the National Palace in Tegucigalpa.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 6,000.

Realized $3,720

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