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Small Nobori Bata Boy's Day Banner/Flag
Hand painted images of Crane, Kamon (family crest) and Ocean
Homespun & Hand Loomed Cotton Textile, Heavy Weight
All natural vegetable dyes
Early 1900s
From Nara, the ancient Japanese capital city near Kyoto
Condition Good overall condition, age browning to the light colored fabric & some water staining.
14 inches X 5.7 feet, 35 X 175 cm
Comments This noboribata was displayed inside the house as part of Boy's Day celebration. For the Japanese, the crane symbolizes long life and good luck. Simple but classic images commenmorating the Boy's Day tradition.