NYK / FORTNIGHTLY PASSENGER SERVICE / CEYLON STRAITS CHINA & JAPAN. Circa 1920.
39x28 3/4 inches, 99x73 cm. Causton, [London]. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some into image; small replaced losses, time-staining and repaired pin holes in margins; minor creases in image. Mounted on Japan. Framed.
Sailing beneath the rising sun motif of imperial Japan, the Kamo Maru is steaming its way from Mount Fuji towards London, represented by the capital city's recognizable skyline at the bottom. The vessel was built in 1908 as a passenger-cargo liner, and sank along with its sister ships when it was torpedoed in World War II.