I just had a quick question about this Japanese flag I acquired some time ago. The flag is silk, with the simple red circle. It is in very rough, and fragile state, as it appears to have been wadded up for many years. I have been trying to gently smooth it out for some time. Any suggestions on techniques other have used, that are non destructive?
Second and most important question, is about this marking on the top right corner (if my orientation is correct). It appears to be an airplane in a chrysanthemum. Is this a makers mark, or is this possibly from an air crewman?
I hope the pictures are passable, i will try to get better shots on a real camera asap. Thanks in advance!
Also, the picture of the entire flag is reversed for framing above. If I am correct the large Kanji are on top, and the ties are to the right, correct??
Thanks as always,