Going to War
出征 【しゅっせい】 (n,vs) (1) going to war; departure for the front; (2) departure for military service (in response to a draft)
Going into the army banner:
A 'Send Off' banner. I've never seen one
as short as this - Could it have been
cut down Guy.........?
Thank you for the help and it is cut. Not sure why.
I have heard these referred to as nobori, which is the Japanese word for banner I am told. Really just a long vertical flag of sorts. Perhaps Guy can confirm that for us. Most I've seen are 2 or more metres in length but some were over 3 metres and difficult to display unless outside on a pole.
幟 -- のぼり - nobori
Yes, "nobori" means streamer or banner [actually, "banner" is Hata] -- still, what we'd call a banner. It can be either vertical or horizontal.
Both vertical and horizontal:
Yes it looks to have been cut down to keep the fringe and enable it to be displayed in a frame , i think it looks good Chris
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...