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Choshu Domain (Japan)

Last modified: 2014-03-29 by zoltán horváth
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[Flag of Fukushima Domain]
image by Jaume Ollé and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 March 2014


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Located at Yamaguchi Prefecture. Last lord's name: Mouri Motonori.

Choshu Domain army flag
They used two colors flag diagonally divided white hoist and red fly as Domain's army flag (vertical bit long one ) 白赤違染分旗
They also used white field charged with black three stars and Chinese character figure One as Domain's naval ensign. 白地黒一文字三ツ星旗
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 March 2014

It's a 5:4 high flag. As always with older high flags, I wonder: Was this flag free flying from a pole/staff, or was it also hanging from a horizontal bar?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 March 2014

This flag is not hanging from a horizontal bar but use flag staff.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 25 March 2014

Choshu Domain ensign:
[Flag of Fukushima Domain]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 March 2014

The width and the length proportion of the army flag is still vertical long according to Japanese traditional of war banner however the proportion of the ensign already adopted Western flag proportion horizontally long.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 March 2014

Does that mean that ensigns originally weren't horizontal either? Or were there no ensigns before these horizontal ensigns?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 March 2014