Original Japanese WWII Cloth Rising Sun Army War Flag with Paper Tag - 26" x 20"

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Rising Sun Flag (旭日旗 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 (Naval flags have the sun off center to the left). With the sun in the center, this is a flag of the IJA (Imperial Japanese Army).

This is a very nice one piece rising sun flag that measures a nice 26" x 20", and is made of very nice woven linen cloth. It is in very good condition, with a dyed red "Sun" in the middle, with rays going out to the edge of the flag. It features faux leather reinforcements with tie strings on the staff side and nicely stitched borders.

This flag also has a very interesting paper tag on the front, which looks to be some type of asset or stock tag. We unfortunately are unable to translate the writing, which is in Japanese, partially stamped and partially hand-written. It could be original WWII, or could be a post war auction tag. Definitely worth of further research!

These are always hard to find in good condition. There is overall age toning, and a few stains, but nothing major. Certainly a USGI bring back from World War Two!

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