Militaria-Comfort Bag With Original Paper Ad-0007 "SOLD"
This is the first time that I have seen a Japanese soldier’s comfort bag, along with its original paper advertisement. Originally, I thought that I was only purchasing the bag. When I had it in hand, however, I discovered the World War Two period paper ad, placed inside an old cellophane wrapper. When I removed the paper ad, the cellophane fell apart but the colorful paper remains in very good condition. It shows a Japanese woman, filling a bag that has the same exact flag artwork across the top as the one listed here. The top of the comfort bag shows a Japanese battle flag positioned next to a Japanese national flag. The slogan, Ki Buun Chokyu or “I Pray Your Military Fortunes Are Long Lasting” is written in vertical characters along the most right-hand column. To the right, the 3 largest characters say, Imon Bukuro or “Comfort Bag”. The box to the left displays a long vertical row of purple characters that were stamped onto the silk cloth. They give the name of the organization that donated the bag when it was originally filled with items and sent overseas. There are a few minor stains but this comfort bag, measuring approximately 12.00″ high X 7.00″ wide, is in very good condition. Both display quite nicely together.