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It reads "Pilot's parachute (操縦者用落下傘)", and the number 10476 is the serial number of the chute, not the unit number. Dated June 1943.
I don't believe pilots carried any infantry rifles in their planes.
 

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The paratroopers would be carrying paratroop rifles and take down LMGs if any, worst case a non-takedown T-99 rifle especially after 1943, and would doubt very much they would be stuck with an old obsolete T-30 rifle, especially for a pilot, which this chute is for.
 

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In any case a bring back piece with personal relative's provenence is ALWAYS a great thing to have and take care of as family history. What was the serial number on that T-3o ?
 
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