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Imperial Japan National Defense Women's Association (Japan)

Hiroshima City Huneiri Branch

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images located by Jim Smith, 16 May 2010

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Any help identifying this flag for me would be appreciated. The flag is 20" by 28" long. The flag was purchased in Japan in the mid-1950s.
Jim Smith, 16 May 2010

The flag says: dai nippon kokubou fujinkai (line closest to fly), which means "Great Japan National defense Sisterhood." The second line is: Hiroshimashi Irifune bunkai, which means "Hiroshima Irifune Branch." The characters are the type of character (kanji) used up until the 1950s Educational reforms began use of simplified characters.
John Udics, 17 May 2010

With this information I now believe the flag was for the women shipyard workers at the huge shipyards near Hiroshima in World War II.
Jim Smith, 18 May 2010

That is a flag of Imperial Japan National Defense Women's Association, Hiroshima City Huneiri Branch.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 May 2010