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Good Luck Flag Historical Study

(I wrote this article for the Japanese military collector journal, “Banzai”. I recently updated it and have posted it to FOWM.) Nearly every collector or …

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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

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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.

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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.

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One-Thousand Stitch Belt

The Japanese Senninbari, or One-Thousand stitch amulet of protection, evolved in its form over time.

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