Signed WWII Japanese Flag

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by NickCT, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. NickCT

    NickCT Junior Member

    Hi guys,
    Recently acquired this WWII Japanese flag. I was told by someone that there are multiple slogans on it, two of which are "May God prosper your arms" and "Long live Imperial Japanese Army", but he said there were others that he was unsure of. I just wanted to see what you guys thought of this flag, and if anyone can help with any more translations I'd GREATLY appreciate it. Thanks!

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  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Nick

    My Japanese speaking friend has deciphered one of the messages as being "This chap thinks he has got a genuine signed flag, do me a favour and humour him!"

    Only kidding, of course :)

    Ron
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thats a great flag. Assuming and hoping its real I bet it has a tale or five it could tell. Any ideas where it has come from? Captured maybe?
     
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Hi Nick

    You might try posting this one on the Japanese section of the Axis history forum

    Axis History Forum • View forum - Japan at War 1895-1945

    There is an English language Japanese hosted WWII forum as well that is very good. I thought I had it book marked but I can't find it now.

    I think those flags were usually signed by family members and friends of the guy wishing him well.

    But I like Ron's idea too!
     
  5. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    I think it's upside down
     
  6. arnhem44

    arnhem44 Member

    I think it's upside down




    ホ and オ show that..at some parts..
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think it's upside down

    Does it matter what way it's up ?
     
  8. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    I think it might for the people asked to translate ;)
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I think it might for the people asked to translate ;)

    Just for you-feel free to translate it ;)

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