Returning Japanese flags
As the World War II generation is passing, there is an increasing interest in returning Japanese flags to the families of the men who carried then into the war. These flags, sometimes referred to as prayer flags, "were reminders of home as well as patriotic symbols. When a Japanese man was drafted during World War II, neighbors and family would wish him luck and sign their names to the flag. He would carry the folded flag under his uniform for good luck."