Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag- 00132
This is a typical silk Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag. It measures approximately 28.” high X 35.” long. The red sun orb is silk screened onto the age-darkened white field. The fly and hoist side edges have added stitching for strength. The large corner tabs are made from a heavy gauze material, coated with gold paint. There are a couple of small holes located between the five and eight o’clock positions (see photos). There are also age stains, seen mostly along the upper aspect of the flag.
The large kanji characters written horizontally along the upper edge of the flag are for the popular wartime slogan Ki Buun Chokyu or “I Pray Your Military Fortunes Are Long Lasting”. In addition, there are approximately 27 signatures of well-wishers, some include the surnames “Kotani” and “Takaeshi” or “Takaesu”.
This flag is about as typical as they get!