Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts
Dr. Michael Bortner's authoritative book, Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts. Title covers good luck flag types (hinomaru yosegaki) and one-thousand stitch belts (senninbari) of all kinds, in 286 well illustrated pages.
Fortunes Of War Militaria.com YouTube Channel
View some of Mike's history related videos, including those from his most recent dive trip to Truk Lagoon, FSM and other World War Two related historic places of interest. Watch for further updates coming soon!
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View some of Mike's history related photographs, including those from his most recent dive trip to Truk Lagoon, FSM and other World War Two related historic places of interest. Watch for further updates coming soon!
White Tiger Military
When it comes to all things Japanese Military Headgear (1929-1945), John Egger's website, White Tiger Military is your place to begin and end. John is incredibly knowledgeable about his subject and is willing to share information with everyone.
For the collector of militaria, Dean Kanabrocki is one of those rare people who has the ability to source difficult to find items. But find them he does, and his website is full of rare and terrific offerings. Japanese aviation is a specialty.
Bayonets of Japan A Comprehensive Reference
Raymond LaBar's, Bayonets Of Japan is intended to enlighten the reader with a comprehensive educational and pictorial reference for the many variations of Japanese bayonets. For the new or experienced collector, this is a "must have" volume!
Wikipedia One-Thousand Stitch Belts/Senninbari
Wikipedia offers a brief explanation of the history and meaning behind the Japanese One-Thousand Stitch Belt (senninbari-haramaki). For a more thorough study see the book, Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts.
Wikipedia Good Luck Flags/Hinomaru Yosegaki
Wikipedia offers a brief explanation of the history and meaning behind the Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flag (hinomaru yosegaki). A more thorough study may be found in the book, Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flags and One-Thousand Stitch Belts.
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