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Japanese Senninbari- One Thousand stitch belt.
Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches were embroidered in red, another symbol of good luck. Unusually this belt is constructed of green cotton with a small hinomaru or \'meatball\' stitched to the centre. Around the flag are the characters Ki Buun Chokyu - \'May your military fortunes be long lasting\'. A row of characters to one side represents either the name of the recipient or a dedication. In good overall condition with some minor snags and abrasions, unusual senninbari variation.