Japanese flag, with autographs in Chinese, captured in New Guinea


New Guinea
Current holder
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Open access
Country of origin
Period of reference
1938 to 1941
Description from source
Japanese national flag with separately sewn in hinomaru (red disc). There are numerous autographs written in black ink as well as printed red seals. These are all written in Chinese. The signatures in a radial pattern around the hinomaru are all by students of Yaoguantun Primary School. There are additional signatures by a chief of police and a schools inspector. The seals are those of these last two individuals and of the primary school itself. The flag appears to have been presented either to a Chinese national working for the Japanese army or to a teacher of Japanese at the school.
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