Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag-0072 "SOLD"
This extremely attractive and well-covered Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag measures approximately 29.25″ high X 31.75″ long. Both gold-foil, paper corner tabs remain sewn into place and the upper one still has its tie strings in place. The fly and hoist side edges have been re-enforced with additional stitching in order to prevent fraying from these high stress areas. The deep red sun in the center of the white field has been screened onto the white field. There are a few scattered holes about the flag and an occasional stain, probably from battle. There is a beautiful red stamped, shrine seal located in the upper right-hand corner. The nearly-square seal measures approximately 2.25″ X 2.75″. There are black inked characters written over the top of it, so it is tough to read. To the right-hand side of it is another red stamped seal. That example is comprised of vertical, red kanji characters and appear to say, Ki Buun Chokyu or “I Pray Your Military Fortunes Are Long Lasting.” There are numerous slogans written in ink upon the flag that include: “I Pray Your Military Fortunes Are Long Lasting”, Samuhara (a Shinto mantra to protect the bearer from harm from bullets in battle), “Long Live The Imperial Military”, “Strive For Patriotism” and others. This flag pretty much has it all!