1x size: 100×45 cm…
Sashimono are war banners, worn by ashigaru (common soldier) and samurai alike. The samurai warrior would attach their sashimono to their backs, using a gattari & machi-uke (bracket) and dake-no-koto (bamboo pole) or displayed in the home, dojo are camp using a hatadai (banner stand). All sold separately. The Sashimono samurai war banners typically portray the Daimyo or Samurai Clan’s mon (symbol) and sometimes samurai squad details (such as stripes). Sometimes elite samurai, who were sufficiently famed or respected, might have their own personal design or name featured on their personal war banner. They allowed warriors to be easily identified by clan associations while marching or on the battlefield. Battle Flags became prominent during the end of the Sengoku Period (Warring States Period) from the 15th to the early 17th century.
This sashimono is in stock, ready to ship and sold as seen.
- Medium: 100×45 cm
- Made from hemp linen
- Traditional Mon Painted
Reference: Wikipedia / Handbook to Life in Medieval and Early Modern Japan – By William E. Deal / The Samurai Armour Glossary – by Ian Bottomley & David Thatcher
HORRIBLE Printing! The white paint is so thin that it appears grey. Almost fading into the black material. NOT HAPPY at this or any price.
Thank you for clearly describing the details of the picture for this product. The banner is clearly faded / vintage with the grey paint being thin. Although we are not certain why you are not happy with the item you purchased as it is clearly seen. We appreciate your feedback.