Original Japanese WWII Silk Rising Sun Army War Flag 38" x 27"

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 38" x 27", and is made of very nice woven silk cloth. It is in very good condition, with a dyed red "Sun" in the middle. Interestingly the "rays" of the sun were dyed or possibly painted on later, so it may have originally been intended as a standard flag. Definitely something we have't seen before!

It features faux leather reinforcements with tie strings on the staff side and nicely stitched borders. 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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