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#188628 02/05/2008 03:34 AM
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I recently acquired a large Japanese banner. I wonder if anyone can provide any information about it, and perhaps a translation of the writing. It is about 8'-8" x 2'-3" and appears to be printed on a coarse cotton material. It was supposedly picked up on Guadal Canalthat. Thanks, R.W.

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#188629 02/06/2008 03:13 AM
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Sushi Bar advertising?

Just kidding - sorry, couldn't resist! Cool
Unfortunately I'm not able to read the kanji (yet), but if this banner is real WW2 period it would make a GREAT display piece!

#188630 02/06/2008 11:02 PM
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Are you sure that it isn't upsidedown?


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#188631 02/07/2008 01:37 AM
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Can't read Japanese but I agree it's upside down. The story will be in the translation.

#188632 02/07/2008 03:13 AM
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IT IS A SIGN PROMOTING SAFE DRIVING AND LIKELY FAIRLY MODERN. ANY CONECTION WITH GUADALCANAL
IS DUBIOUS AT THE BEST.
BOB


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#188633 02/07/2008 12:53 PM
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This is the lady to contact. She is a whiz.
mailto:tallteri@shaw.ca


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#188634 02/08/2008 05:04 PM
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Teri can't see the pic on the link that I sent her. Will you post it direct to her?


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#188635 03/13/2008 12:24 PM
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What Bob said is correct. It's a current banner promoting a traffic safety campaign. The photo is upside down and the first three characters were lopped off to obscure what it is. Has nothing to do with WW2, only with the traffic war.

Nick Komiya

#188636 03/13/2008 01:58 PM
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Welcome Nick! I appreciate your dropping in & helping out! Thanks!

#188637 03/26/2008 03:40 AM
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EVIDENTLY, NO ONE BELIEVED MY TRANSLATION AS MY LAST NAME IS SCOTCH IRISH. OH WELL!


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