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I found this Japanese flag of the size of an handkerchief

Discussion in 'Japanese WWII Uniforms and Equipment' started by Aitor, Jul 8, 2023.

  1. Aitor

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    075E329E-1CA9-425E-85CC-4B51892FAD1C.jpeg 8146C7B0-03C3-4A4C-B64D-94C87D2B5C49.jpeg EF65F25B-C5F3-479F-9C19-6349DFEBF19B.jpeg Hello, today on a little market i found very cheap this Japanese ww2 flag of the size of an handkerchief.

    It looks like if it was tied on something like a mast and was ripped off by the corner

    I will appreciate help for dating it and to know exactly what it was used for

    thanks
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It's a copy of the Japanese battle ensign.
     
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    Yes. I know, I was looking for information about the use the Japanese made to this flag/handkerchiefs.

    thanks
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    A flag isn't a handkerchief.

    As for use, anything is possible.
     
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    The size is quite small like a handkerchief, I know the difference, I edited the post and wrote flag/handkerchief.

    It is a personal flag, with many possible uses. I just was asking for more information.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Thanks.
     
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    I am very respectful with flags one of my precious things is a flag that belonged to my father.

    I do not like the photos of the captured hinomaru I used to see on the internet.

    Is not the place here to explain who I am or what I have done to conserve the history. But for sure I respect the history. Just say that I have been practicing judo for more than 30 years so I know the Bushido. Do not think I said handkerchief as a not respectful word, I said that because of his small size. Also perhaps my English is not very good.

    I think this forum is not for me.
    Thanks
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    We have a getting to know you section if you want to share your experiences. But we do have to remember that some people can be judgmental based on very little information.
     
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    I've seen pictures of japanese soldiers with small flags tied to their rifles, this could easily be something like that

    While googling for a relevant pictures I came across this discussion which may help
    Need help! Small Japanese Rising Flag
     

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