A black and white silk battle standard Edo period (17th century)
Detail of large festival ‘nobori’ (banner), tsutsugaki on cotton. Dated 1827, Japan. MET Museum ( Gift of John B. Elliott through the Mercer Trust, 1999)
Japanese fishing banners
Nobori, Matsuri (Festival) Banner. Cotton, Tsutsugaki Freehand Resist, Painted Pigment. Kyoto or Tokyo, Japan. Meiji or Taisho Period, 19th/early 20th Century. 182" x 28".
Zhong Kui, the Demon Queller / Hokusai 絵幟 鍾馗 葛飾北斎 1805年頃
Nobori Bata Panel, 1900-1920. This cotton banner for a boy's festival is only partially complete: it is missing the upper approx 25% that would have contained the family crest. 32" wide x 15ft tall. Yorke Antique Textiles
Taisho Boy's Banner, Late Meiji to early Taisho (1900-1915). A large painted cotton nobori kintaro banner created for a boy's celebration. Yorke Antique Textiles
Bonhams 1793 : A set of thirteen battle standards Edo period, late 18th century
Miniature Nobori Bata - Late Edo (1775-1850). This was used as part of a May 5 Boys Day 'warrior' display carefully arranged in the 'tokonoma' or alcove within some Japanese homes. This display centered around several warrior dolls, and included a set of miniature 'nobori bata' , fans, carp streamers, feathery whisks, warrior dolls in rows, seated figures, hawks tethered to their perches, standing figures with swords at their hips, protected by armor. Yorke Antique Textiles
Large Festival Banner - Late Edo (1840-1868). A baste or cotton Nobori Bata, a specialized banner created for a boy's day festival. 188" x 26". Nobori banners were part of the traditional display for Boy's Day held each year on May 5th in Japan. Such banners were created with iconography that would inspire sons in discipline, manliness, courage and honor. The subject of this banner is the famous ' Seven Spears of Shizugatake '. Yorke Antique Textiles
A Personal Flag (sashimono) sold by Christie's, New York, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, first half 19th c , The sashimono (personal flag) is of indigo-dyed hemp, with motif of wisteria enfolding the character Ko
Sashimono. Large Samurai Battle Flag. Early-Mid Edo
Sumiyoshi Festival, Tsukudajima (Tsukudajima Sumiyoshi no matsuri), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei) 「名所江戸百景 佃しま住吉の祭」 Japanese, Edo period, 1857 (Ansei 4), 7th month Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797–1858, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA
Zhong Kui, the Demon Queller Shû Shôki zu nobori 朱鍾馗図幟 Japanese, Edo period, about 1805 (Bunka 2) Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849, (92 15/16 x 37 in.), Painted banner; color with ink on cotton, MFA
Battle flag Date: approx. 1615-1800 Medium: Silk, paper and gold foil. Battle flags were used by samurai to identify their troops when engaged in battle or in processions. This banner is made of silk and reinforced with horizontal stitches. The corners are strengthened with leather patches. The large diamond-shaped family crest, which contains the character "three" in the center, is made of gold foil, which is sewn to the silk ground by small stitches.
Banner Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 1827 Culture: Japan Medium: Cotton, hemp (?), bamboo, paper Dimensions: Overall: 338 x 27 1/2 in. (858.5 x 69.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Painted and Dyed
Sashimono (Personal Flag) of Sakakibara Yasumasa, Momoyama period, 17th century. Silk and gold leaf; 61 3/8 x 28 3/4 in. (156 x 73 cm) Tokyo National Museum
Military banner with bands and nine planet family crest, used by Hosokawa Yoshikuni (1835-1876), Japan. Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century. Dyed silk. Eisei-Bunko Museum, 4233. © Eisei Bunko, Japan.