WW2 Imperial Japanese Good Luck Flag
A very nice WW2 Japanese Good Luck flag. The good luck flag, also known as a ‘Yosegaki Hinomaru’, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen being sent to war. The flag that was given to a soldier was a national flag signed by friends and family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory, safety and good luck.
This example was given to a ‘Kazuzo Kojima’.
The flag is made of white cotton and has a printed red sun in the centre with the recipients name on the right hand side. The flag reads ‘Congratulation Expedition’ and ‘Long live the Imperial Army’ along with ‘Bun Chokyu’ (may your military fortunes be long lasting), with multiple signatures and good luck messages radiating around the centre.
The flag is in good condition with some age related discolouration and is complete with its leather corner tabs and ties.
An excellent display piece.
The flag measures 76 cm long by 74 cm tall.