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Military Paraphernalia

Military Paraphernalia

Helmets, bugles, guns, binoculars, backpacks and other military paraphernalia were scattered across textile designs or lined up in rows becoming a decorative motif - often used in a light-hearted way on children’s kimono. Bugles in particular had great symbolic value, they alluded to a boy bugler Kiguchi Kohei who died in 1894 in the Sino-Japanese War with a bugle at his lips encouraging others on to victory.

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Reference No

1414

Marcuson & Hall