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Item Noboribatata Boy's Day Cotton Banner/Flag
Hand Painted images (both sides)2 Tsutsugaki Kamon (family crests)
Late 1800s to Early 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton, All natural vegetable dyes, Homespun & Hand Loomed
27 inches X 15.7 feet 68 X 480 cm
1.3 Lbs, 660g
Good condition, some minor imperfections as seen in photos. Displayed over the years numerous times resulting in some soiling. Colors bright.
Comment The Images Recount the Historical Legend of Sasaki Takatsuna and Kajiwara Kagesue Crossing the Uji River. Kajiwara Kagesue and Sasaki Takatsuna were soldiers in Minamoto no Yoshitsune's army fighting against Kiso no Yoshinaka at the Battle of Uji (near Kyoto) in 1184. Yoshitsune gave them the two best horses available and asked them to try to ford the river to establish a place where the rest of the army might cross. Takatsuna slowed down Kagesue through a ruse and became the first one to cross the river. They are shown here on their horses in the water. These Boy's Day noboribata displayed on and before May 5 celebrated the parent's desire for their son's future happiness and good fortune.

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