I traveled at Kunming City, Yunnan Province with my wife in August 2017 at second time.
On August 22, I went to Kunming Museum with her at the afternoon, before went to Cafe “Salvador’s” at Wenhua Alley.
Kunming City Museum
Every time I go to Kunming City, I increase my interest in this museum and go here.
Kunming Flying Tigers Museum
Especially, I watch one corner of this museum, named “Kunming Flying Tigers Museum“.
This exhibition corner honoring the glory of the U.S. Army volunteer team and the collaboration with the Chinese army during the Sino-Japanese War (the war against Japan).
Illustrations by Walt Disney
Kunming Flying Tigers Museum displayes many exhibitions about the Sino-Japanese War and Kunming Flying Tigers. It displayes Walt Disney’s Flying Tigers illustrations.
Walt Disney has drawn illustrations for aviations and for fighters. It shocked to me.
I am shocked again that Walt Disney is still shocking to me when I see it again. because I thought Disney’s World was symbol of peaces.
A few years ago, I learned that Walt Disney’s paintings used for the Kunming Flying Tigers Team’s Mark. But I think again and again its meaning.
one of Disne’s exhibitions has explanation,
The emblem designed by Walter Disney of Hollywood, a fierce tiger with wings flying toward victory, was drawn on AVG’s planes.
Walter Elias Disney is Walt Disney.
Now there are Disney lands in America (USA), China, Japan, and othere nations.
- USA: Disneyland Anaheim, California
- USA: Walt Disney World, Orlando
- USA: Aulani -A Disney Resort & Spa, Hawaii
- CHINA: Shanghai Disney Resort
- HONGKONG: Hong Kong Disneyland
- JAPAN: Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea
- FRANCE: Disneyland Paris
We can go to Shanghai Disney Resort at China by airlines, not by fighters.
A strange encounter with American at Wenhua Alley
Later, We went to Wenhua Alley, looking for some bookstores, which is declining in China.
And went to the nearby Kunming city’s largest downtown, and western area, near Wenhua Alley.
There are more Westerners in Kunming than in Lijiang or Dali.
“Salvador’s” at Wenhua Alley
We took a break in a Cafe, and entered in Cafe “Salvador’s” at Wenhua Alley.
We sat at 2nd floor.
talking, and American in Dali
Next to us, the Western-look man who has sat, and he told the menu in fluent Chinese to the waitress.
I and my wife was surprised at his good conversation in Chinese.
When my wife asked where he come from.
He was an American, from country area in USA.
Three people (He, She, I) talked a little in Chinese and English in very complex situation. He speaks my wife in Chinese, She translates and tells me in Japanese, I speak to him in English.
He lives in China for more than ten years and lives with his family in Dali. his wife is Chinese from Hubei Province.
War and Peace
Then, my wife remembered Kunming Flying Tigers Museum at this morning, and she is impressed and tears a little. Because 3 persons are sitting in one seat.
76 years ago, China-U.S. Air Force and the Japanese Imperial Air Force fought in the sky on Kunming. But now they are sitting in the same chair at a cafe in Kunming.
Because my English is poor, I have been unleashing “Unbelievable”…
The American flew an American joke that says to me, “you say now is peace, but we may do war again.”
My face was stiff… I couldn’t laugh at that time… I could not understand it joke.
In my hometwon
Later, I knew it was a joke, when I returned to Osaka and talked to a friend.
The fighters of the Flying Tigers team was riding mainly on Kitty Hawk “P-40E-1.”
Half a year later from the cafe, I took the “P-40E-1” in the battle game “War Thunder” and got the insignia of the Flying Tigers Team, drawn by Walt Disney.