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Kamikaze Headband - What does it say?

Article about: My father-in-law is a WWII vet and showed us this Kamikaze headband last night. Can anyone tell us what the inscription says? Thank you. Susan

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    祈武運長久
    Praying For Your Luck in the Fortunes of War
    Ki Buun Chōkyū

    黒野養一
    Kurono Yo'ichi
    Kurono is his surname


    --Guy

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    Susan , the slogan on the left is "Ki Buun Choukyuu" which roughly translates to " Prayers for Eternal Good Fortune in Battle " and is regularly used and found on most Hinomaru Yosegaki flags and Senninbari ( thousand stitch belts )
    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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    Guy beat me to it
    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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    Guy, the man's name is Gi-ichi、義一
    The item is no kamikaze headband, but a navy thousand-stitch belt, a good luck charm that women prepared for their men. The motif was taken from a standard navy towel.

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    This is the towel the belt is based on.
    In the navy, they folded this in half and tucked it through the belt and kept it in the rear pocket. Besides wiping sweat, they served as a handy tourniquet when wounded.
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    Nick,

    ...the man's name is Gi-ichi、義一
    "No excuse, SIR!"
    [Said often when I went through Officer Candidate School!! ]

    Thanks for the correction.

    --Guy

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    Thank you all very much! My 91 year-old father-in-law will appreciate this very much. I do too!

    Susan

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    I'm sure he will!! Take care of that family heirloom.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Apparently, his good luck talisman did not work too well....
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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