tairyo bata, Japan, Showa (c.1950), cm 125x180. a flag used on used on fishermen boats. Unlike other examples vividly decorated in a variety of colours with auspicious motifs, and presented to the boat owner for the New Year festival as good omen for a fruitful working year, this was possibly a cruise flag with name of boot and other specific information. Cotton cloth decorated in tsutsugaki technique in good condition with just an handful of little stains from use. Self-confident and bold.
price:  SOLD