Japanese Flag Translation Please

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  1. johnnyd

    johnnyd New Member

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    I found this forum search for japanese flag translations and hopefully someone can help -

    This flag was brought back from Iwo Jima by my grandfather and has been framed by other family members several years ago. It has recently been given to me and I would like to know as much as I can about it. I don't even know if it is framed backwards! Any information would be greatly appreciated. IMG_1582.JPG

    Thank you!
     
  2. Shinpachi

    Shinpachi Well-Known Member

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    武運長久 Wishing perpetual fortunes of war
    贈 大東亜戦争従軍 gifted to Mr Mitsutoshi Sezaki who is serving in the Greater East Asia War
    瀬崎美津利君
    佐世保海軍施設部 川之谷工場 by Kawanotani factory of Naval Facilities Department in Sasebo

    戦友がんばれ Good fight, my comrade!
    有川功 Isao Arikawa (Mr)

    元気で行かう Let's go bravely!
    小山技工士 Laboratory Technician Koyama
    浦田久三 Kyuzo Urata (Mr)

    等々 Like aboves
     
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    johnnyd New Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Shinpachi

    Shinpachi Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome, johnnyd!

    Attached image shows Kawanotani District of Sasebo City.

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    Awesome Shinpachi!
     
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    Very well done Shinpachi! :D
     
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    Thanks vB and Wayne for your kind comments!

    Though this may have nothing to do with the flag directly, I have found out a nice CGI video clip showing a great air combat for the homeland defence. I remember this CGI creator Masaru Tochibayasi inspired me to begin my CGI job ten years ago. I believe he is still great.
    Sorry for my offtopic!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBubG3pPubg
     
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    I am truly amazed at some of the work you guys do in CGI. It really has gotten to the point of not being able to tell the difference between CGI and real life.
     
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    In case of Masaru Tochibayashi, I think he is very good at applying mist and camera vibration above all.
    In case of Shinpachi, if he should be allowed to be compared with, he simply relies on one software expecting deepening skills.

    Thank you very much, David.
    I have been wishing to call you David :)

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    Lovely CGI ...perhaps a tailplane trim jack or similar? Shinpachi :D
     
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    You have good eyes, Lewis:shock:

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    #12 razor1uk, Aug 4, 2013
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    A semi logical guess or 'gut' reaction :oops: arigatto
     
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    I will launch a new thread for the plane I'm making soon!
    Thanks Lewis:)
     
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    Omega sugoi ! myself and others will surely wait with pangs of anticpation.. :D
     
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    Shinpachi,
    I have read your previous posts on flag translations with much interest. I have recently come in possession of a Japanese flag that is similar to others posted here. I believe this one is pre-WWII approximately 1935 timeframe. I would be grateful if you could provide translation of the names and sayings. Thank you in advance.
    Thank you! 20140527_210231.jpg 20140527_210202.jpg 20140527_210250.jpg 20140527_210542.jpg 20140528_072716.jpg
    TexasTiger
     
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    There are names of Hideki Tojo and other unknown unreadable names which look one or two persons wrote.
    I find no Japanese atmosphere there.....
     
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    Thank you for the review. Can you tell what the phrase is on the one side by itself? Which name is Hideki Tojo? Thanks again.
     
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    The red lined letters show 東條英機 for Hideki Tojo.
    For comparison, second image shows his true signature.

    This kind of flag was given to an enlisted soldier/officer wishing his good luck in the battlefield but your flag has no name of the receiver.
    This is out of rule and makes no sense.

    20140527_210250.jpg Hideki Tojo.jpg
     
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    Shinpachi, is it possible that this flag was made as a souvanier in the post-war years?
     
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    It is a good point, GG.

    A British ww2 veteran held a Japanese good-luck flag signed by Hideki Tojo in Malaya and his wife found it out after his death.
    She thought it a real one but turned out to be a fake.

    This marking looks strange for a real flag but might be good for a souvenir.

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