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Need Help Identifying Japanese WW2 Hachimaki

Article about: Hi, I have this WW2 hachimaki that was given to me by a WW2 US sailor who traded it for cigarettes with a Japanese POW. Has anyone ever seen this exact one or know how to figure out what uni

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    Quote by Rod View Post
    Nice Dave, way to pull it all together!

    For what it's worth, a 'maki' is a wrap. Japanese soldier's puttees are called makikyahan, sushi seaweed wraps are maki and hachimaki are head wraps.

    Cheers guys!
    Everything you say is correct .... but "hachimaki" is more literally translated as a "bowl wrap" (^__^)

    【はち】--Hachi -- (n) (1) bowl; pot; basin; (2) flowerpot; (3) crown; brainpan;

    (P); 巻き 【まき】 --Maki -- (n) (1) roll (e.g. of cloth); (2) winding; (3) volume (of book)
    The reason maki is used as a counter for book .... books used to be scrolls; thus ... "rolls."


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    What you have is a common navy towel, a tenugui, not a hachimaki. It is used to wash yourself in a bath. Anyone who takes baths in the navy will have one, not only the NLF.

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    As always, your help is much appreciated Guy!

    Wrap and Roll High School student, Rod

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    Here's a couple of 'captured' ones.



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    A hachimaki (鉢巻, "helmet-scarf") is a stylized headband (bandana) in Japanese culture, usually made of red or white cloth, worn as a symbol of perseverance, effort, and/or courage by the wearer.

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