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
Everything you say is correct .... but "hachimaki" is more literally translated as a "bowl wrap" (^__^)
鉢 【はち】--Hachi -- (n) (1) bowl; pot; basin; (2) flowerpot; (3) crown; brainpan;
巻(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."
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.
As always, your help is much appreciated Guy!
Wrap and Roll High School student, Rod
Here's a couple of 'captured' ones.
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.