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J001476 (IJA) SOLDIER'S PERSONAL NATIONAL FLAG WITH KANJI.
BACKGROUND:Most Japanese troops during the second world war carried a personal flag. They had practical as well as patriotic uses, such as marking positions to keep them safe from friendly aircraft while advancing.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: One piece silk example is 64cm x 58cm. Tie strings complete. An approximately 35cm diameter red "Himaru" is printed to the center of the flag's white field. Handwritten, in black, around the Himaru are various kanji characters. Flag is quite wrinkled from storage. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.
GRADE *** 3/4 PRICE $119.00
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