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    I have the opportunity to buy this illustrated signed Japanese flag. I have not seen many of this type. Looking to see if it is signed by a native hand or if anything looks out of order. Any thoughts or comments would be helpful.

    Charlie

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    Can't tell you what's on there, but I think it
    looks great Charlie......... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great flag! Looks like a coiled dragon

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    Default 雷電龍 -- Raiden ryū

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    Great flag! Looks like a coiled dragon
    Yes, a dragon with a bolt of lightening flashing through it. I'm pretty certain it's called:

    雷電龍
    Raiden ryū
    Thunder & Lightning Dragon

    Not unlike:


    or



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    To properly view the painting, the flag needs to be turned counter-clockwise so the painting is at the 6 o'clock position. The calligraphy beneath it is beautiful and I can only make out the first kanji (on right) as -- dragon.

    And note -- per Chinese [ergo, Japanese] convention, the dragon has the "Dragon Ball" (actually, the "Pearl of Wisdom") in it's right foreclaw.

    -Guy

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    Unusual example and very nice Charlie
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    It should be viewed from this angle
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    The first two kanji below the painting looks something like:

    龍得...
    Ryū Toku ...
    Dragon Attainment ....

    There is a Ryūtoku-ji [Dragon Attainment Temple], but doubt there is a connection. And I'll leave it at that, because at this point, it's all conjecture for me.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I had to get this one when I saw it, but still wanted to make sure before hand. Its going to look great once I get it framed.

    Charlie

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