Hatadai (旗台 Banner Stand) were used to display sashimono (battle flag) or hata-jirushi (hanging banner). A tritonal design, handcrafted from quality wood using a strong and traditional Mortise-and-Tenon joint. 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 battlefield, sashimono and hata-jirushi were placed in hatadai to mark unit designations and rally points. Off the battlefield the samurai banner stand was used to display banners during ceremonies, alongside 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
- Disassembled for Flat packing
- Banner and banner pole are not included
|Our skilled katchû-shi (armorers) at the Iron Mountain Armory will need at least 1 to 2 weeks, depending on options selected, and other scheduled orders, for the custom handcrafting 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
The stand requires rigorous hammer work. The pole stand does not sit straight. So much for quality assurance. The sashimono will blow over in the slightest of kaze.