Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag 00127
This is a cotton, battle stained Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag. It measures approximately 28.5″ high X 32.25″ long. The bright red orb has been silk screened onto the darkened, white field. There are a couple of holes on the flag but the material is in overall very good condition. The gold foil corner tabs are worn and have turned a silver color, but are still firmly affixed. The while silk tie strings are stained and darkened but remain firmly in place. An additional loop for hanging was sewn to the upper left-hand corner. The fly and hoist side edges are stitched for additional strength.
The large horizontal characters that runs across the top of the flag are for the slogan Ki Buun Chokyu or “I Pray Your Military Fortunes Are Long Lasting”. The largest bold vertical line of kanji that run from the one o’clock to the three o’clock give the name of the former owner. They say: “Presented to Mr. Kuwata Tadayoshi”. The smaller vertical line immediately to the left of that says [From the] Mikata District, Iso Village.
This flag exhibits fluid and battle staining across…but the material is in overall solid condition.