Digital Collections wordmark

Thousands of images, texts, and audio/video from ECU's diverse collections and beyond.

World War II Japanese souvenir flag

Date: 1939 - 1945 | Identifier: 677-082.os1.2
Item is believed to be a souvenir flag obtained by an American soldier from a Japanese soldier during World War II. The flag was presented to a drafted Japanese soldier, Nakamura (surname) Tomezoo (given name), upon his leaving for military duty. Along with the hand prints of a child are several wishes by friends and family members. These include: "Do your best and wait for answer from a supernatural power" (an old proverb from the soldier's father), "Take care, my Brother," "Congratulations for your draft," "Keep fighting and keep winning," "Take good care of this country," "God is on our side," "Sacrifice your body to the country," "Rapid stream," "Win, Triumph, Loyalty," "Don’t stop shooting," and "I wish you the best for your military success." Date approximated. more...
Un-cataloged item icon

The details for this item have not yet been reviewed by cataloging.

To request review of this item, click here.

Reviewed item icon

This item is part of a cataloged folder.

To request full cataloging of this item, click here.