Original Japanese WWII Service Used Cotton Rising Sun Army War Flag - 7' x 10'
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 three piece rising sun flag that measures approximately 7' x 10', and is made of rough cotton and hand dyed or painted. It is in good condition, with a red "Sun" in the middle, with rays going out to the edge of the flag. It features pocket on the staff side and nicely stitched borders. Indicating it may have been made to hang vertically.
The flag shows age toning from decades of storage. There also are some small holes in the flag, possibly from insect damage or exposure to the elements, along with a few small water stains.
Almost certainly a USGI bring back from World War Two!
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