Hello everybody. I am in possession of a Japanese flag from WW2 still on it's wooden pole. There is a lot of Kanji (?) carved/burnt into the pole, and some artwork. I've taken some photos of it and am curious if anyone can translate the Kanji, or if it would provide any information on the history of this flag. It was given to me quite some time ago when I was younger, and I do not recall the story behind it. The veteran who gave it to me has since passed away so I can't go back to the source
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!