Lacqured Wood Box for Japanese National Flag and Flag Pole Top

This is a black lacquered wood box used to house a Japanese national flag and flag pole top. Most Japanese families owned one of these patriotic kits. The outside of the box contains an image of a national flag, along with gold painted days/dates for holidays that indicate when the flag would be displayed. All of the hardware and hinges on the box are in great shape!  When the top or lid is unfastened and opened, it displays a pierced section that would have contained the flag pole top.

For anyone wanting to put together a Japanese patriotic kit, this box is the toughest part to find.  (This is only the box. No pole top or flag are included.)


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