The commander of the victorious company received the flag from the regimental commander in the presence of the entire regiment along with a citation addressed to the company. The banner was held by that company until the following year's match. The banner was to be displayed at ceremonies and field maneuvers in which the company participated.
For those outings of the banner, the company commander was to assign a NCO or a Private First Class as bearer. The pole of the banner could be attached to the rifle for carrying and could be furled up and concealed in a protective cover when needed. Manufactured in a lightweight silk, this is a VERY RARE flag, not commonly seen on the market. Some wear and marks due to age, but that is expected. Representing all-round weapon skills, with the depiction of a Crossed Rifle and Light Machine Gun atop a Chrysanthemum, the colors are still VERY vibrant!
Sadly, the material has deteriorated over time, so this is VERY fragile. Probably needs to be conserved. It comes complete on the ORIGINAL flag pole, which you also never see! Brought back by a US Serviceman, it would make a. PERFECT addition to any collection or display!This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Flags & Banners". The seller is "messerschmitt_109" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.