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Original WW II Japanese Flag??

Article about: Can anyone give me an opinion on this flag? Original WW II or more modern? Thanks

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    Original WW II Japanese Flag??
    Can anyone give me an opinion on this flag? Original WW II or more modern? Thanks

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    You've got it upsidedown, writing should be on right.

    祈武運長久
    Inori bu'un chōkyū
    continued luck in the fortunes of war

    湊川神社
    Minatogawa Jinja


    Minatogawa Shrine

    Seals:

    1. 菊水紋 Kikusui-mon [Chrysanthemum-on-Water]

    2.湊川神社 Minatogawa Jinja. Reading from top to bottom, right to left:
    神湊
    社川


    The shrine had a forge.

    -- Guy

    Original WW II Japanese Flag??

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    Quote by Long Shot View Post
    Spin the photo 180 degrees and repost so people can read it .
    (^_____^)

    Beat'cha by 1 minute.

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    This flag was intended for a Yosegaki and was consecrated by the shrine in advance ready for use, but it ended up not being presented to anyone. You can still get shrines to stamp a flag in this way, but the current stamp is with a different typeface, so chances are that the stamp was from wartime. Current stamp below.
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    Thanks very much, sorry I got it upside down, got a lot to learn!
    Steve

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    Original WW II Japanese Flag??
    Think I have this one right side up? Is this a Yosegaki that was presented to a Japanese soldier?
    thanks
    Steve

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    Right side up!

    Looks good at first glance -- many different calligraphy styles.

    祈武運長久

    Inori Bu'un Chōkyū
    Prayers for continued luck in the fortunes of war

    贈 八田正四郎君

    Zō Hatta Seishiro-kun
    Gifted to Mr. Hatta Seishiro


    -- Guy

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    Guy, thanks very much, was it common to have the flag given to a Mr. vs a military rank?
    Steve

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    Quote by swgarmy View Post
    Guy, thanks very much, was it common to have the flag given to a Mr. vs a military rank?
    Steve
    Most common .... it is uncommon to address a flag to an officer; actually, I don't think I've ever seen one addressed to a military person. I think these flags were prepared for men entering the service -- before ever attaining a military rank.

    -- Guy

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