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#202683 05/28/2008 12:11 AM
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Here's a Japanese flag currently on ebay. At the top of the flag, a rectangular space has been left clear of any kanji.

A similar thing has been done on the flag in this link, but the area appears to have been cut and stitched, and it's on the left edge.

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Japanese/photos/J014358.html

Does anyone know why and for what purpose this has been done?

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Russell

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#202684 05/28/2008 12:41 AM
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On the flag from the Collectors Guild my guess is it was modified as a cape? The cut out intended for the neck? On the flag posted perhaps a name of a signer was deleted for who knows why? No longer a friend, dead or previous owner didn't want his name known.

#202685 05/28/2008 01:32 AM
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Thanks Jareth. My thoughts for the Guild flag were the same as yours. But when I saw the other one, I wondered if there was another significance as to why this was done. So far, I haven't seen any others like these.

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Russell

#202686 05/29/2008 04:14 AM
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Ruski,This is an interesting subject.Does anyone knoe if these flags were worn as a vest instead of stitch belts? Geoff.


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