Fully Translated US Marine Bring Back Japanese Soldiers Personal Battle Flag with Writing

Fully Translated US Marine Bring Back Japanese Soldiers Personal Battle Flag with Writing

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Translation:

祈武運長久

Good luck longevity

-長久昭和町町長

Nagaku Showacho 

-高橋嘉奢門

Chocho Takahashi Kasumimon

昭沁53波田牧録诏召口椎名友治問杉傘治阿部福治畠ム口

Chocho Takahashi Kasumimon Shogo 53 Hata Pastoral Takumi Shiina Tomoharu Qing Qiu Sugi Amaji, Abe Fukuji Mokuguchi

祝壯逾。止宮费pa。肥茂参郎駐藤敬左邔 - 一育貞

Congratulations. Shinomiya 费 pa. 茂 郎 敬-一 貞

AL助。川-上嚥一郎

AL help.  Kawa-Koichiro

社司廣籓ハ万刀

Shishiha Ha Manto

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Sa litt runs .ry: 斤 昭和 高 高 待 汨 ra 汨 汨 53 收 诏 阿 阿 福 1 Abe Fukuji Miura Shinichi or tablets 擂 間 間 間 地-  Shinomiya-Te, Mainly Charcoal, Taro 1, 1st University

History:

The Good Luck Flag, known as yosegaki hinomaru (寄せ書き日の丸) in the Japanese language, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen deployed during the military campaigns of the Empire of Japan, though most notably during World War II. The flag given to a soldier was a national flag signed by friends and family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory, safety, and good luck. Today, it is used for events such as charities and sports.

The Japanese call their country's flag hinomaru, which translates literally to "sun's circle", referencing the red circle on a white field. When the hinomaru was signed, the Japanese characters were usually written vertically, and radiated outward from the edge of the red circle. This practice is referenced in the second term, yosegaki, meaning "collection of writing". The phrase hinomaru-yosegaki can be interpreted as "Collection of writing around the red sun", describing the appearance of the signed flag.

The hinomaru yosegaki was traditionally presented to a man prior to his induction into the Japanese armed forces or before deployment. Generally, relatives, neighbors, friends, and co-workers of the person receiving the flag would write their names, good luck messages, exhortations, or other personal messages on the field of the flag. The writing usually flowed out sideways in a rayed pattern away from the red sun. However, if the messages became crowded, well-wishers improvised and wrote wherever they could squeeze in a message.

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