Long Boxed “Bonzai” Scroll Signed by Imperial Navy Admiral of the Fleet Tōgō Heihachirō


The long rolled scroll is approximately 65-1/2 inches long, with a wooden dowel at one end and a hanging and tie cord. Th scroll bears the handwritten declaration of “Bonzai”, with the date of “Showa 3 [1928] Autumn”, and it then has the signature of Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. The scroll is in excellent condition, and it is contained within its original wooden box.

Tōgō Heihachirō (27 January 1848 – 30 May 1934), served as a gensui or admiral of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and became one of Japan’s greatest naval heroes. As Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, he successfully confined the Russian Pacific naval forces to Port Arthur before winning a decisive victory over a relieving fleet at Tsushima in May 1905. Western journalists called Tōgō “the Nelson of the East”. He remains deeply revered as a national hero in Japan, with shrines and streets named in his honor.



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