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Article about: Hi Guys, this one came into work today. Never been in a collection before. It has come from an estate sale. But as you can see, at some point in time it was cut up (!) and then re-sewn back

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    Hi Guys, this one came into work today.

    Never been in a collection before. It has come from an estate sale. But as you can see, at some point in time it was cut up (!) and then re-sewn back together.

    I would really like to get some idea of what the Kanji says.

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Adrian,

    It appears the center is sewn in upside down. It should read 武運長久 Buun Choukyuu "Good Fortune in Battle". Shame about the hatchet job.

    Rod

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    How in HELL (!) could someone sew that upside down?????

    Typical "Eternal Luck in the Fortunes of War" motto at top.
    武運長久
    Buun Chōkyū

    The person given the flag might be the larger font at the (now) 12:00 position -- upsidedown... I think it is
    原忠次
    Hara Tadatsugu

    But then again, at the 3:00 o'clock position another writer wishes prayers for eternal luck on the battlefield to Mr. Kimuro, then follows up saying something about Roosevelt, Churchill, and Chiang Kai-Shek

    木室君の武運長久を祈る ルーズベルト チャーチル 蒋介石
    Kimuro-kun no Buun Chōkyū wo inoru .... Roosevelt, Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek ..... [I can't make out the rest].

    Bottom right:
    天皇陛下万歳
    Ten'nō Heika Banzai
    His Majesty the Emperor: Hurrah!! [10,000 years]

    8:30 o'clock:
    Land of the Gods [Japan] Shall Not Fail
    神国不減
    Shinkoku Fugen

    9:00 o'clock:
    七生奉国
    Shisei Houkoku
    Dedicate Seven Lives for the Country


    It would be an interesting project to reassemble this flag in Photoshop .... I might try tomorrow if I have time; though, it looks like there are still some pieces missing from this "Frankenstein." Also, it looks like smaller pieces were stitched together -- not just the larger pieces. Maybe some angry ex-wife?????

    --Guy

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    It is unbelievable that some idiot cut this piece up and then did such a poor job putting it back together.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Thanks guys!

    I was shocked to to see this. The lady who bought it says the family threw away the Vets medals! That kind of says it all....

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Unfortunately I see quite a few pieces that have been "Fixed Up" Perhaps a talented seamstress could help remove the stitches and at least get what is still there back in the proper position it would still look great in a frame. A really neat layout! Regards,Geoff

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    Here's at least a digital restoration. The latter half of the Roosevelt thing says "it's too late to regret". The usual slogans, but no real meat that allows research into it.
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    Quote by nick komiya View Post
    Here's at least a digital restoration. The latter half of the Roosevelt thing says "it's too late to regret". The usual slogans, but no real meat that allows research into it.
    Hooray for Nick! Good job on digitally fixing the flag; and, thanks for fleshing out the "Three Allied Leaders Curse"


    --Guy

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    Hi Nick, thanks very much!

    Cheers, Ade.
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