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Hi Mick, Luke & Tom, I was wondering what the Kanji below the "Kami Kaze" kanji on mine read. I treid to get on WAF. But they would not let me post at their site. Is there a waiting period?
No you have to be an association member to be able to post pics direct to the forum. But you can use photobucket or any external image hosting site to post pictures on there. If Its too tricky for you let me know and I can post them up for you.
Id be interested to see what it says also, make sure you keep us updated
How do I send the photos to you?
You can email them to me If you like I will send you a PM
Hi, let me chime in.
The writing is quite crude and appears to be done by a child. It is a male's name - NOBAYASHI Masao. The Kamikaze was written by an experienced calligrapher.
My wife was raised in Japan and was 10 when the war ended. She says students, depending on the school and if they worked part-time at defense-related jobs, wore headbands. However, she does not recall Kamikaze headbands specifically although she says it was possible.
Based on what I admit is spotty evidence, I postulate the following. This was a child's headband based on the writing of the name, the homemade nature of the meatball, and the headband made of a different fabric than silk. I may be wrong but do not recall headbands having the individual's name, at least not on the outside. School children wear name tags and having the name there would be natural for a schoolboy.
Wonder if anyone can shed anymore light on the subject?
Interesting and believable theory,Tom
This might help for any future Headband concerns.
These are all new copies going for about $4.50 a pop
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