A photograph showing a man strikingly similar to Adolf Hitler in a kimono is causing quite a stir on the internet.

The photograph, which was reported to have only been discovered recently, apparently shows the German dictator in a traditional Japanese-style dress. It was believed that the photograph was taken during the 1930s.

Despite the fact that its exact origin could not be confirmed, netizens have shared their views on social media.

One Chinese internet user, who claimed to be from Shanghai, commented that “this photo was banned by Hitler” because he “believes wearing Japanese clothes is embarrassing”.

Another Chinese netizen from Dailian city of Liaoning province, said that “it feels like he matches very well with this clothing”.

Internet users also went to Twitter to express their shock:

Eric Cheung

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