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03/09/2017

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 flag. While not fully legible, they appear to read Buun Chokyu or, "May Your Military Fortunes Be Long Lasting"! Ja ne!



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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

The Book
This is the first book of its kind that focuses solely on IMPERIAL JAPANESE GOOD LUCK FLAGS AND ONE-THOUSAND STITCH BELTS and answers many of the questions collectors have.  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



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