Japanese Bags & Flags.

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Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:56 pm

Clearing out some stuff this morning and came across this bag of Japanese goodies.

I completely forgot I had these #-o

This is the bag the stuff was in..
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Inside, was this big silk flag..
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby Dave_Holden » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Where do you get this stuff, lets see more :thumbsup:

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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm

Also inside, were these two "other" bags..
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:05 pm

Deep inside the bag, was this Japanese fan:
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:07 pm

Further inspection.. was this lovely little item:
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:10 pm

Delighted to have these, not sure who put them all together or if they are WW2 era, but they are quite a find :ymapplause:

May be some on here can help with the translation?

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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby muckaroon1960 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:30 pm

The cloth bags are known as "Ditty" bags and were used by Japanese soldiers to keep their personal belongings in. The larger flag appears to be one that a soldier would carry into battle which was signed with good luck messages from his family and friends. These are called "Hinomaru" which translates as Sun Circle. The smaller "meat ball" sun flag was used by the public to wave soldiers off to war.
Nice items to have in your collection. :thumbsup:

I have a ditty bag and a small navy rising sun flag in my collection. I believe the army rising sun flag is banned in Japan?
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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:18 pm

I think the flag with the rays is called a battle flag used by the navy as well. I've them for sale in different sizes with some of the navy examples very large. Some come in linen others silk and some also have tassels around the outside edges. Been close at times to actually purchasing one for my collection but they are very sort after and tend to command more money than the plain 'meatball ' version. Regards Mark.

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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby The Devils Bank » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:34 pm

Always wanted a "Rising Sun" flag.. I'll have another look in the bottom of the bag.. :grin:

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Re: Japanese Bags & Flags.

Postby Dave_Holden » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:47 pm

What great items, colours are bright. The bag with the pattern on Pete is really nice. I certainly would like more Japanese items in my collection. I am toying with the idea of splashing out on another sword, but one with an older blade passed down in the family - expensive though.

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