The Aichi Type 0 Seaplane, or "Jake" in the Allied code system, was a nearly ubiquitous tool in the IJN's arsenal throughout the war in the Pacific, seeing continuous service from Pearl Harbor to the surrender. While primarily used as its name implies in the recon role, it was armed with a single 7.7mm in the rear seat, and could also carry 250kg of bombs. Koike's painting is a simple composition portraying the plane's smart lines over a deep, blue-green sea. One is tempted to imagine a harbor, or warship, a few hundred meters ahead as the plane prepares to touch down. As seen in the work, the plane could carry a crew of three.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board and sized identically to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset-printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.8 inches), leaving white borders around the image to give you the freedom to have it framed as you please. The prints are packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy shipping box designed to prevent any bending while on their way to you (for this reason, they cannot be combined with other types of items for shipping, they will be shipped separately, even if ordered with other items).