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Item Empress Jingu Noboribata
Boy's Day Banner/Flag
Hand painted images
Tsutsugaki Kamon (family crest)
Homespun & Hand Loomed Cotton
All natural vegetable dyes. .
Age
Late 1800s ~ Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton, All natural vegetable dyes, Homespun & Hand Loomed
Size
16 inches X 9.8 feet
40 X 300 cm
Condition
Good condition
Still retains very bright colors & strong fabric. There are about 20 small holes about the size of a pencil eraser head throughout which don't detract from its entirety. Several very nicely done repairs (see photos). The lighter fabric areas are somewhat brownish discolored with darker small brown spotted stains.
Comment This noboribata shows 4 characters; Empress Jingu (the largest image), Takenouchi no Sukune (the old man), a servant (?) and the future Emperor Ojin (the baby). A good story but the fictitious legend has it that the warrior Empress Jingu (c. AD 169–269) led an army in an invasion of Korea and returned to Japan victorious after three years. In 1881. Empress Jingu became the first woman to be featured on the Japanese banknote which demonstrates how deeply this female warrior is woven into the Japanese mythic psyche.
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