Original Japanese WWII Service-Used Cloth Rising Sun Army War Flag - 28" x 31"

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 approximately 28" x 31", and is made of very fine woven cloth, most likely rayon. 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, that would have originally had tie strings on the staff side and nicely stitched borders.

The flag shows minor age toning from decades of storage. There also are some very small holes in the flag, possibly from insect damage or exposure to the elements, along with a few rust colored stains that appear to be from organic matter.

Certainly a USGI bring back from World War Two!

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