Collector Interview #3

Today, I would like to introduce you to Japanese samurai sword collector, Chuck Scarl.  I first met Chuck about ten years ago at one of the two large collector’s shows in the United States.  At the time, he was interested in unusual Japanese good luck signed flags and senninbari belts with custom painted art on … Read more

Good Luck Flag Historical Study

(I wrote this article for the Japanese military collector journal, “Banzai”. I recently updated it and have posted it to FOWM.) Nearly every collector or dealer of World War Two era Imperial Japanese militaria is familiar with the good luck signed national flag (hinomaru yosegaki). Along with the samurai sword, the profusely decorated Japanese character … Read more