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Hello all i am new here to the forum, and am in desperate need of kanji translation and authentication. A seller is offering these and states they are real.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hope you don't mind , I changed your avatar. If you don't want it , Let me know. Sometimes answers on flags take a day or two. Hopefully someone will help you ; our people here are helpful. Welcome to JREF !
 

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Lol, uncle frank thats totally good with me. I shall await others to chime in. Seller states they are made of silk.
 

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It's amazing how many fakes exist. My dad was in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific. He said the Marines used Japanese prisoners to help them make fake flags to sell and he saw hundreds of them grabbed up to take home. We do get some posted here that are the real thing , so they are out there. Hopefully you will get good news.
 

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This is just my personal impression, but it's questionable.

second one
The recipient is 山本利夫 Yamamoto Toshio, and the main senders are 陸軍大佐 八木雄馬 Army Colonel Yagi Yūma and 青木覚治 Aoki Kakuji. (Judging from quick google search results, it seems that Army Colonel Yagi Yūma really existed).

third one
The recipient is 岡田穂積 Okada Hozumi, and the main sender is 島根青年師範学校長 石黒立 the principal of Shimane Youth Normal School Ishiguro ? (the reading of his given name is uncertain). He was at the position from April 1944 to March 1946, so the flag was sent sometime between April 1944 and the end of the war (August 1945).
The three stamps are 出雲大社 Izumo-taisha, 武内神社 Takeuchi-Jinja and 平濱八幡宮 Hirahama-hachimangū. All these shrines exist in Izumo city, Shimane prefecture.
 

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first flag
This is just my personal impression, but it's questionable.

second one
The recipient is 山本利夫 Yamamoto Toshio, and the main senders are 陸軍大佐 八木雄馬 Army Colonel Yagi Yūma and 青木覚治 Aoki Kakuji. (Judging from quick google search results, it seems that Army Colonel Yagi Yūma really existed).

third one
The recipient is 岡田穂積 Okada Hozumi, and the main sender is 島根青年師範学校長 石黒立 the principal of Shimane Youth Normal School Ishiguro ? (the reading of his given name is uncertain). He was at the position from April 1944 to March 1946, so the flag was sent sometime between April 1944 and the end of the war (August 1945).
The three stamps are 出雲大社 Izumo-taisha, 武内神社 Takeuchi-Jinja and 平濱八幡宮 Hirahama-hachimangū. All these shrines exist in Izumo city, Shimane prefecture.
Toritoribe , thank you for your reply. What are your thoughts about this flag?
 

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Another forum member told me the large kanji on this ine at the top says certain victory , with names. Is this correct?
 

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I am unsure of what way the flag must be turned in order to read the kanji .
 

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What are your thoughts about this flag?
Are you asking about authenticity? It might be genuine.

Another forum member told me the large kanji on this ine at the top says certain victory , with names. Is this correct?
The correct direction of the flag:
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The slogan at the top is indeed 必勝 "certain victory", but there's no signature around there. The recipient's name and main senders' names are written on the right side, next to the right end slogan 七生報国 "serving the country over seven lives/if he is reborn seven times, he will serve the country (by destroying enemies) every time he is reborn".
 

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Are you asking about authenticity? It might be genuine.


The correct direction of the flag:
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The slogan at the top is indeed 必勝 "certain victory", but there's no signature around there. The recipient's name and main senders' names are written on the right side, next to the right end slogan 七生報国 "serving the country over seven lives/if he is reborn seven times, he will serve the country (by destroying enemies) every time he is reborn".
Was curious as to whether you thought the kanji did infact read certain victory , as well as the names are actual names and not just nonsense.
 

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There is no problem with slogans, waka (Japanese poem), signatures on the flag, including kanji used there.
 
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