The Book


Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts is the first book of its kind that focuses solely on Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts and answers many of the questions that both novice and experienced collectors have had with regard to hinomaru yosegaki and senninbari.

Through an extensive use of color photographs, the book provides illustrations of common artifacts as well as some of the rarest. Many of the examples provided have been identified to their soldier-owners and come with fascinating and often poignant stories. Vintage photographs, postcards, advertisements and first hand accounts bring both subjects into full detail.


More About Japanese Militaria

Welcome to Fortunes of War Militaria
FortunesOfWarMilitaria.com presents Japanese good luck signed flags, one-thousand stitch/good luck articles, off-to-war banners, and other items that pertained to military send-off celebrations.  click for full text

Japanese Good Luck Flags
The World War Two era Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flag was a gift given to a departing soldier, sailor, or airman.  click for full text

One-Thousand Stitch Belt
The Japanese Senninbari, or One-Thousand stitch amulet of protection, evolved in its form over time.  click for full text

Off-To-War Banners
World War Two era off-to-war banners, also known as shussei nobori in Japanese, are quite colorful and come in various sizes.  click for full text

Feature Photo Image Gallery
This vintage wartime photo shows a man posing outside, his "Good Luck Flag" or Hinomaru Yosegaki suspended from a wooden pole. Notice the thick and bold vertical kanji ideograms that characterize this  click for full text



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Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags, One-Thousand Stitch Belts, Banners, Amulets of Protection