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Flag Day

kofu takeda shingen festival flag carrying samurai yamanashi nec

Today is flag day in the USA. In my town the streets are lined with flags. It’s an impressive sight. Next week I’ll be in Denmark, and they are quite fond of their flag as well.

Today’s photo doesn’t have Japan’s flag in it, but it does have several of the flags and banners that were carried during the Shingen Festival in Kofu last year. The main flag in this photo, as impressive as it looks to a foreigner who can’t read Japanese, is actually an advertisement for the Yamanashi Branch of NEC (日本電気株式会社). The flag holder, rather than being a real samurai, is merely an NEC employee.

One Response to “Flag Day”

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    Paul:

    Wonderful pageantry. I love the outfits, very nicely done.