Hatadai (旗台 Banner Stand) were used to display sashimono (battle flag) or hata-jirushi (hanging banner). Hatadai have been used throughout the history of Japan, all through the Sengoku era (warring-states period) until present day. Honoring one’s samurai clan and affiliation to a Daimyo, Shogan and/or Emperor was often done by using a sashimono or hata-jirushi. In the Daimyo’s command tent and on the battle field, sashimono and hata-jirushi were placed in hatadai to mark unit designations and rally points. Off the battle field the samurai banner stand was used to display banners during ceremonies, along side armor sets and in shrines. Iron Mountain Armory crafts this portable wood hatadai so you too can honor your Samurai clan and Daimyo affiliation by proudly displaying your sashimono or hata-jirush. Assembly and disassembly is quick and easy for packing and storing. Crafted specifically to support our Sashimono-Dake no Koto (Bamboo Banner Pole).
- Traditional wood design
- Display dimensions: 40x40x50 cm
- Flat packing (acceptably required)
All hatadai are handmade by Iron Mountain Armory at the time of your order. Banner and banner pole are not included. Please allow at least 1 to 2 weeks for crafting of this item.
Hata-jirushi– A banner which hangs down from a pole or wall.
Sashimono – A war banner / identifying flag used by samurai.
Uke Zutsu – A wooden Socket into which the sashimono pole is fitted.
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Reference: Wikipedia / Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan – By William E. Deal