This item was given to me about 10 years ago by an elderly gentleman who had fought in world war 2 in Burma.
Can anyone translate the writing/symbols on the senninbari? As you can see in the pictures, it has a pocket where there are various pieces of paper, tissue or little sewn envelopes, wrapped around pieces of wood and other bits of paper with what I presume are prayers written on them. (Sorry if this sounds a bit garbled)
Is there a name anywhere on it?
My ultimate goal would be to try and give this back to the family of the soldier who wore it.
Any help is much appreciated!