Japanese WWII Naval Rising Sun Flag- I have never encountered one like this in the past and have little knowledge about it, but I am convinced that it is an unusual and scarce WWII souvenir. We have a letter and some photos which will accompany this flag. The letter is from 1971 and it says the Japanese characters translate to “Imperial reserve soldier’s association Ishihara chemical industry branch.” The letter will accompany the flag along with some old photographs of the flag. It is two-sided and measures approximately 32 inches wide x 39 inches long. It is a thick printed silken material and has the white reinforcement at the top through which a pole or dowel would fit. There are also felt reinforcements on each end of that white strip. It has red and white fringe on three sides. There are some Japanese characters in one upper corner. The other corner has the symbol for the imperial Japanese naval landing forces. The colors are vibrant. There are four or five small tears in the fabric and some areas where the color has run, but overall, it is in sound condition and very displayable.