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    Sorry thats wrong advice re caring for textiles;
    its needs to be rolled in acid free tissue paper.
    Plastic will make it sweat. Glass will heat it and it will fade.

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    That's a superb looking flag, and looks 100% original to me, as you know it is. Its a sad fact that a lot of repros and genuine Hinomaru with fake Kanji are coming out of Japan these days, so it really pays to know what you're looking at if you're buying. I have a really salty one from Okinawa and a War Flag with blood stains on it. They really are fascinating! Thanks for sharing yours with us.

    Regards


    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Very nice flag with lots of character and warriors spirits

    It's not uncommon even these days that soldiers/warriors put i mark or print of themselves to banners/flags. In the army, when we was sworn in, all of us had to take part in attaching the regiment flag to the pole/standard. We all took one of two hits with the hammer on the nails fastening the flag. 188 guys

    Regards, Lars

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    Quote by diver99 View Post
    Sorry thats wrong advice re caring for textiles;
    its needs to be rolled in acid free tissue paper.
    Plastic will make it sweat. Glass will heat it and it will fade.
    I will be sure to store and display it correctly... no matter the cost!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! The flag is currently on it's way to me and I am honored to be it's new custodian!

    Translating the flag will be a very interesting... I can't wait! I hope it helps me get to know the story of Japanese soldier who carried it.

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    The flag arrived today! It is by far the most thought provoking and somber item in my collection... This may sound a little silly, but just inspecting it in hand has me full of emotion and on the verge of tears.

    Any help translating this amazing piece would be greatly appreciated.

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    Fantastic flag Joe. It is good to see that such a chilling piece will be used to teach the younger generation the horrors of war that our parents and grand parents lived through.

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    Fantastic item. It captures the violence and horror of war in just one item.

    Regards


    Martin
    "You will never know the whole truth" ~ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski

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    Thank you very much, Martin!

    I am currently seeking as much help as possible in translating this flag.

    I have been told that this flag belonged to a soldier named Yahagi Tokuji and that the large Kanji characters at the bottom of the flag make up the common slogan: "Eternal Good Fortune in Battle!" which was written on a lot, if not most of these flags.

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    First round of translations are in!

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    Love the flag obviously it has seen quite a bit! Nice purchase!

    all the best,
    Stefan

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