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Tsu Domain (Japan)

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[Flag of Fukushima Domain]
image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014


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Tsu Domain army flag:
Located at Mie Prefecture. Last lord's name: Toudo Takakiyo.
They used white field with red three horizontal stripes as army flag.
白地赤三引旗
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 March 2014

A vertical white flag, 5:4, with in the middle third of the field three horizontal red stripes separated by white spaces, in the ratio 4:3:4:3:4. The armies really seem to have kept to the Japanese ratio of 5:4.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014


Tsu Domain naval ensign:
[Flag of Fukushima Domain]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014

They used white field charged with black nail extractor with black ball inside as naval ensign.
白地黒釘抜黒餅旗
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 March 2014

A nail extractor? This is not what today's Japanese nail pullers look like. Were they really square? (The things you learn about in a flag forum. (-:)
This is a vertical flag, but only slightly higher than wide, so slightly that I don't know what ratio it would be. (Well, 215:211, but that doesn't sound like something a flag maker would decide on.)
The extractor is apparently three quarters of the flag's height in width, its hole half the height and the ball a quarter of the height in diameter; a really nice design. I wonder how long it took before charges like this got their fixed shape?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014

[nail extractor]
image by Nozomi Kariyasu, 01 May 2014

This is an old type nail extractor which we donít use anymore. They fixed a nail with a square washer first and then raised a nail with a lever. Only square washer was used for kamon design.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 01 May 2014


Tsu Domain naval ensign (variant):
[Flag of Fukushima Domain]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014

Also used white field with black ball in the center as naval ensign variation.
白地黒餅旗
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 March 2014

I wouldn't know what ratio, or what the size of the ball is.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 30 April 2014