Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag- 00129
This beautiful silk Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag is heavily covered in signatures from friends and co-workers. The hinomaru yosegaki measures approximately 26.25″ high X 37.” long. The deep red sun orb is silk screened onto the age darkened white background. The fly and hoist side edges have added hem stitching for support. The gold foil paper corner tabs are firmly sewn in place, and one has a partial price control stamp remaining in place on the lower right-hand tab. The white silk tie strings are still in place on both tabs. There is some staining across the front of the flag and there are minor/small holes here and there (see images).
The bold lines of kanji on the right-hand side say “Presented to: Mr. Saga Michikazu (teacher)- [From the]: Okayama Prefectural Takahashi Junior High School”. There are a number of surnames from those signing including “Seito” and “Jori”.
This is an attractive Japanese Good Luck Flag!
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu. Prior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchu, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876. When World War II began, Okayama city had a Japanese Army base camp. On June 29, 1945, the city was attacked by the U.S. Army Air Forces. Almost all the city was burned, and more than 1700 people were killed.