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  1. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Another New Comfort Bag

    This comfort bag design was printed in red ink on a white cotton bag. The upper-center aspect has a naval anchor on the left-hand side and an Imperial Army steel helmet with its star, resting upon...
  2. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag with Castle

    Here is a comfort bag that I recently came across. It appears to show Nagoya Castle in the upper left section of the bag. Like most comfort bags, this one is made from a rather rough, white cotton...
  3. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Hello Type4- That's a very nice looking...

    Hello Type4-
    That's a very nice looking collection of Comfort Bags; they all appear to be un-issued. Thank you for posting.

    MichaelB
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    Sticky: Comfort Bag with Submarine and Tank Art

    This comfort bag is made from a white cotton material that has age-toned to a tan color. While frayed in places across the top, the original tie string used to pull the bag closed, remains usable. ...
  5. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag of Mother, Children, and Steel Helmet

    It's been some time since I posted any images of Comfort Bags and so I thought I would add one to the list. This particular bag is made from a rough cotton hemp, is sewn closed across the bottom but...
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    Sticky: Comfort Bag With Children

    I apologize for not having shared images of comfort bags for awhile. The summer is proving to be really crazy busy, but all good.
    With that being said, here is an example of a well-worn bag that...
  7. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Thanks Guy! It looks like the ogre is really...

    Thanks Guy! It looks like the ogre is really taking it "on the chin" so to speak. Have a great weekend!

    MichaelB
  8. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag with Rising Sun, River, and Trees

    The pictured Comfort Bag is made from a white cotton material. A long portion of its tie string has been broken or cut, with only a short piece remaining. The bag has its artwork printed in the...
  9. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag with Imperial Star in the Center

    This particular Comfort Bag is made from a white cotton material. The tie string is also made from white cotton. The illustration and characters printed upon the bag are done exclusively in a...
  10. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag with Tank and Airplane

    I recently came across this Comfort Bag and wanted to add it to the thread: On one side of the bag, the art theme portrays a marvelous tank and airplane with large ship's anchor in the center. On the...
  11. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Green Caricature Comfort Bag

    This Comfort Bag shows the caricature heads of Chiang Kai-shek, Winston Churchil, and Franklin Roosevelt. All 3 leaders are being skewered through their heads! Chiang's figure is shedding tears (he...
  12. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag

    I am re-posting an image of the Comfort Bag seen in Post #70. The bag in the original post was really wrinkled, and it was difficult to see the entire caricature well. In this new photo, you can...
  13. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Hi Tom- Yes, Momotaro represents the...

    Hi Tom-
    Yes, Momotaro represents the Japanese government in this WW 2 version of the story. Like the story of Momotaro, there is some applicable overlap between it, and the story of the Crab...
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    Sticky: Colorful Comfort Bag With Caricatures

    Some of the Comfort Bags portray terrific caricature images of major world leaders being scorned by their Japanese opponents. This bag shows a caricature of a samurai wielding warrior. The cowering...
  16. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag With Mum

    This smaller sized Comfort Bag is made from a sturdy green cotton cloth. The Japanese national flag or hinomaru takes a prominent position in the center of the bag. Across the top, the 3 characters...
  17. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag

    This Comfort Bag is made from a crude hemp-type of cotton material. You may see the words in the center box that say, "Imon Bukuro". To the upper right-hand corner you may see a woman in traditional...
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    Sticky: Comfort Bag With Senninbari Theme

    The following Comfort Bag is made from a white silk or rayon material. The artist depiction on the front of the bag shows a smiling woman dressed in the type of outer apron/shirt commonly worn by...
  19. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Another Comfort Bag

    One of the more popular wartime art themes depicted a Japanese National Flag posted alongside the Japanese Battle Flag. There was also a bag that depicted the national flag on a staff, and that was...
  20. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: The following Comfort Bag is un-issued. The...

    The following Comfort Bag is un-issued. The theme of this example shows a samurai kabuto/helmet, as well as flowering Japanese iris plants in the background. The 3 characters for "Imon Bukuro" are...
  21. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Thank you for posting the image that shows the...

    Thank you for posting the image that shows the crates filled with Comfort Bags. That raises an interesting question in my mind: wooden crates for transport overseas makes sense as you never know the...
  22. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Un-issued Comfort Bags

    The following Comfort Bag is interesting as its theme shows a bird flying along with a nobori or banner in its mouth. The 3 vertical kanji on the banner say, "Imon Bukuro". To the left of the...
  23. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bag With Navy Anchor Theme

    This Comfort Bag was recently sold. I have not seen this variety in the past: it contains a navy style anchor with sakura blossom near the top. Many of the bags encountered seem to have army or...
  24. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: I wanted to make an observation with regard to...

    I wanted to make an observation with regard to Comfort Bags: there seems to be a variety of commonly seen bags; by commonly seen I am referring to the artwork on the bag. Many of these more typical...
  25. Thread: Comfort Bag

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    Sticky: Comfort Bags

    Grimnar-
    Thank you for posting your Comfort Bags. I have never seen the second one with the various faces on it. Thank you too for providing the translations. Did you translate the...
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