1911 (Sep 16) coloured picture post card of Valletta to girlfriend at Fukushima from Japanese seaman Okazaki Naozo aboard H.I. J.M.S. “Kurama” endorsed “In Squadron to England – On Voyage, Valletta 16th September” sent in Warship closed bag & bearing 1½ sen tied Tsuruga (5 Oct) cds & with red crayon manuscript “Warship Mail” & with Fukushima (7 Oct) arrival cds……………..
The voyage commenced on 1 April 1911 & travelled via various ports carrying Prince & Princess Higashi Fushima (Horihito), Admiral Togo & General Nogi amongst others for the occassion of the Coronation of King George V that took place on 22 June. H.I.J.M.S. “Kurama” left Southampton on 30 June for the return journey finally arriving Japan 19 November. The vessel arrived Malta 10 Sep & left for Egypt on 19 Sep…..Japanese warship mail from this prestigious event is important & very rare.