Great WWII Imperial Japanese Army Soldier's Personal Flag Profusely Signed for Mr Hosino
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Great WWII Imperial Japanese Army Soldier's Personal Flag Profusely Signed for Mr Hosino

Code: jmpg20011


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Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a Great World War II Imperial Japanese Army Soldier's Personal Flag Profusely Signed for Mr Hoshino.


武運長久:Bu Un Cho Kyu:Good luck on the battlefield for a long time. Continued fate as a warrior. The soldiers who have left the country are safe.
祝出征: Blessing for the departure
星野重蔵 君: (who received the Flag) : Mr Shigezo (First name) Hoshino (Family name)
高田信吉: (who presented the Flag to Mr Hoshino) : Nobukichi (First name) Takada (Family name)

I have counted OVER 100 individual signatures. In Japan, each signature counts as a "power", so 100 signature is "One hundred power" which is believed to protect the person who receives the flag. 

Probably those who signed the flag were Mr Hoshino's friends & family, neighbors, and people in the same workplace.

This Flag is slightly faded, from being carried during the war. Until, it was no longer needed by Mr. Hoshino, and was acquired by the Marine who brought it home. Sadly, this Marine's name, and the story of his acquisition of  Mr. Hoshino's flag are now lost to history. But, Mr. Hoshino's flag will be preserved by us, until a new custodian takes over the ownership and preservation of this poignant artifact of WWII. 

VINTAGE: Circa World War II.

SIZE: Approximately 26" in height x 35" in length.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Linen, cotton string/rope, cotton thread, Ink.

ATTACHMENT: Linen, cotton string/rope, cotton thread.

MARKINGS: The fortunes of war: images #7 & 8.  Blessing for the departure: images #6, To Mr Hoshino (family name) Shigezo (first name): image #6, with over 100 person's signatures.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Japanese militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJX11 LCIEX07/12/19 SCEEX09/20

CONDITION:  6 (Fine+): The flag shows moderate wear and aging,  it has a great "been there" look!

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.