Original Imperial Japanese WWII Navy Rising Sun Hand Stitched Flag- Bring Back of Tokyo Bay Occupation Force (TF-31)
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful genuine Imperial Japanese hand stitched rising sun Naval Flag that was brought home by U.S Navy service member DAN SAPORITO after the Capture of the HIJMS NAGATO. The material is either wool or a very crunchy type of heavy cotton.
This wonderful flag measures 34 x 52 and shows some wear with multiple minor holes from moth, but overall is in excellent solid condition.
Along with the purchase of this flag is a copy of the original Commemorative Certificate issued to DAN SAPORITO for participating in Task Force Thirty-One / Member of the Tokyo Bay Occupation Force (TF-31) participated in the initial landing and occupation of the Tokyo Bay Area and The Capture of Hijms Nagato which act symbolized the unconditional and complete surrender of the Japanese Navy. 30 August 1945.
The Rising Sun Flag (??? Kyokujitsu-ki?) design was originally used by feudal warlords in Japan during the Edo period. On May 15, 1870, as a policy of the Meiji government, it was adopted as the war flag of the Imperial Japanese Army, and on October 7, 1889, it was adopted as the naval ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy. It is still used in Japan as a symbol of tradition and good fortune, and is incorporated into commercial products and advertisements. The flag is currently flown by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and a modified version is flown by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. It is viewed as a symbol associated with Japanese imperialism in the early 20th century in South Korea, China, and by some veterans in the United States due to its use by Japan's military forces during that period.
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