Shite imawa [And now?]

Accession Number RC05061
Collection number Leaflets Collection (Far Eastern Liaison Office Leaflets) J79
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 15.2 x 11.5 cm
Object type Leaflet
Maker Far Eastern Liaison Office
Date made 23 April 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

A propaganda leaflet produced by the Far Eastern Liaison Office (FELO) during the Second World War. The leaflet is written in Japanese and was distributed to Melanesia and the Netherlands East Indies. It is accompanied by an English translation noting that the leaflet was designed to arouse nostalgia amongst Japanese soldiers. Featured on the the leaflet is a picture of a Japanese farmhouse over which four carp streamers are hoisted. The carp pennants are the customary decorations for the "boys festival" celebrated on May 5 and throughout the rest of the month.