Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag-0082

This Imperial Japanese Good Luck Signed Flag is made from a coarse silk material and measures approximately 29.25″ X 32.50″.  The material shows age darkening, which is common in many vintage flags. There are numerous insect bites throughout the flag, including in the red sun, white field and around the heavy leather corner tabs. Both tabs have their tie strings present and reinforced stitching has been added to the fly and hoist side ends.  The characters on the flag say Buun Chokyu or “May your military fortunes be long lasting.” They also say, “A hearty send-off from Yamagata Junior High School for Major Imai.” Yamagata is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tohoku region of Honshu. During the Heian period (794-1185), the powerful Fujiwara family ruled the area. During the Edo period (1603-1868), Yamagata City flourished due to its importance as a castle town. A well-worn flag presented to a Japanese officer.


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