Three Tokyo Surrender-Occupation Flags: "LANDING IN JAPAN" Flag + Japanese Flag dated September 25, 1945 the day Emperor Hirotito announced that Japan would become a Democracy
Lot 184
Landing in Japan. Three captured Japanese flags.
1945 3
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Landing in Japan. Three captured Japanese flags.
1945
An Imperial Japanese Army flag, with central pencil sketch of a street scene and lettered 'Japan Sept. 25, 1945', and the signatures of 29 GIs, most identifying where they came from. 28 x 34 in.
A Japanese nylon flag, painted with a scene of Castle Himeji, and the emblems of the 33rd Division. lettered 'William Miller. Honshu Himeji', and with '33rd Div 130th Inf', 27 x 40 in.
A small Japanese silk flag painted in gold 'Memory of Landing at Japan Kamakura', 12 x 15 in.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    The 33rd Division and with it the 130th Infantry Brigade arrived in Japan on the 25th September 1945 and were stationed in the old Japanese army base at Himeji, in Honshu. Presumably the first two flags belonged to William Miller of the 130th Inf. Miller was a competant artist. The 25th September was also the day that the Emperor declared democracy in Japan.
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