Rare Japanese Navy Aviation Related Funeral Banner- 0050

This heavy white silk Nobori is either a Funeral or Remains Return Acceptance Banner.  Funeral banners or those related are considered rare.  Typically, funeral banners were usually disposed with following the services.

The banner measures approximately 14.” wide X 100.5″ long.  The white silk is age tone and has darkened over the years.  The upper and lower edges of the material have been secured to long, thin pieces of wood in order to offer support while the banner was unfurled; white silk tie strings may be seen on either end.

The long vertical row of kanji characters say ““Spirit of the late Navy Flight Sgt. Master Kishida Seijiro”.

In my years of collecting Off To War and related Banners, I have only seen two funeral banners.


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