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 Vintage Japanese Boys Day Banner Nobori Turtle and Crane Hand Stitching Tabs 14 Feet Tall Circa 1950s

Subject: Turtle and Crane by the Water 

Background on Nobori Japanese Boys Day Banners

Japanese Nobori (banner) were displayed on May 5th of every year, also known as Boy’s Day. The tradition started in as an ancient Chinese festival and was part of the old lunar Chinese calendar that marked a day to ward off evil spirits and pray for good health.
Later in the Eno period the name as changed to Boy’s Day and was a way to celebrate the young boys in the household to give them strength and the banners would appeal to the Gods.
Each banner is decorated with a stencil design and hand painted details would be added making each banner a unique item. 

Size: 14 Feet 5”tall x 28 inches wide
Condition: Very fine with only Minor Staining at the top under Mon and very light wear to one of the tabs, please see the images for details. No damage to the image or damage to the cotton. 

NOTE:
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