This is coolbert:
From another exhibit at the Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon, USA some images of captured Japanese Good Luck flags.
"Japanese soldiers often carried personal flags, signed by friends and neighbors, as a patriotic symbol."
"The Good Luck Flag, known as hinomaru yosegaki . . . 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."
THESE ARE NOT BATTLE FLAGS. CARRIED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER AS A TOKEN OF GROUP AND NATIONAL SOLIDARITY DURING A TIME OF WAR!
To the images:
And even as we speak a goodwill venture and so far with limited success underway to RETURN THESE FLAGS TO THE FAMILY OF THE JAPANESE SOLDIER AS CAN BE IDENTIFIED!
Gestures of this nature are highly regarded by the Japanese public and can lead to a lot of positive karma.
Once more I highly recommend without qualification or reservation a visit to the Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon, USA.