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    Help please with Japanese flag
    Hi All,
    A friend of mine just picked up this flag and we’re hoping for some help with translating the writing and information on exactly what this flag was issued for.
    Thank you very much for any information,
    Sincerely,
    Tom

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    Sorry, I just noticed the picture is upside down. It was right side up when I uploaded it.
    Tom

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    I have not yet seen one like this and I am not sure its military related. I can't help with translation but it may be related to a school, university or business.
    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    It's an "Off to War" banner/flag. I'm getting ready for dinner but will translate later if no one else beats me to it.

    To Mr. Kobayashi Kichibei (I think). Around the kikusui is "Seven Lives For The Country" 七生報国

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    Shuku / Congratulations

    入營
    Nyūen / Enlistment
    [old kanji 營 = new kanji 営]

    小林喜平君
    Kobayashi Kihei-kun
    Mr. Kobayashi Kihei
    The given name 喜平 can also be pronounced as Yoshihira and/or Yoshihei

    七生報国
    Shichisei Hōkoku
    Give Seven Lives for the Country!

    東京地方裁判所
    Tōkyō Chihō Saiban−Jō
    Tōkyō District Court

    司法記者倶樂部

    Shihō Kisha Kurabu
    Judicial Reporter Club

    倶樂部 is an old style of using kanji to provide sounds to foreign words. In this case, it is "Ku Ra Bu" -- Club. Today the Japanese just use hiragana or katakana to spell it out:
    • クラブ "ku ra bu" Club
    • くらぶ "ku ra bu" Club


    EDIT: added the flag right-side up
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    Last edited by ghp95134; 09-12-2019 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Added the flag right-side up.

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    Read this for the meaning of the slogan and its relevance to WW2.
    The so-called "Kikusui" (chrysanthemum and stream) crest was the Kusunoki family's crest.

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    Thank you both ghp95134 and Nick very much for your help. I sincerely appreciate you lending your expertise to help out the members of this forum.
    Tom

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