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Last updated: September 2, 2011
Displayed are some of the 75 pennants that were collected by my family in the early 1970s. Many of these pennants made me think: We went there? I guess we did, because here's the pennant for it. Pennants from places between Tōkyō and Nagoya I placed on the Tōkyō area page, and pennants from places south of Nagoya I placed on the Kyōto area page. I chose Nagoya because it is a major stop on the train route between the two areas, not because it is a physical midpoint.

Also, I've started to include covers of related postcard packs, which mostly come from the same period of time as the pennants. I snapped the covers hurriedly, so a few came out more blurry than I would have liked.

Related Websites:
“The exhibition of the souvenir pennant in Japan,” since 2002, http://homepage3.nifty.com/nipponpennant/index.html (in Japanese only). A virtual museum.

Japanese banner & split-panel shop curtain manufacturer, TECHNICA Co., Ltd., Takamatsu, Kagawa Pref., Shikoku, http://www.nobori-noren.com/ (in Japanese only)

“Nobori: Colourful Banner Designs,” by Ryoko, trans. Rie Ishimi, PingMag, pub. Nov. 29, 2007,http://pingmag.jp/2007/11/29/japanese-shop-flag/

Pennant Japan, by Ken Tanimoto, PARCO, © 2004, ISBN: 4-89194-684-9. A comprehensive survey and catalog of 100 vintage souvenir travel pennants.

“Rubber stamps from Japan: Tokyo and Kyoto―2003,” http://dotpattern.com/paper/rubber-stamps/japan-rubber-stamps.html
Japan
Aburatsubo
ABURATSUBO ("Oil Jar") BAY,
Miura, Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Pref.
Aburatsubo Marine Park
ABURATSUBO ("Oil Jar") MARINE PARK,
Miura, Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Pref.
Amanohashidate
AMANOHASHIDATE (Bridge of Heaven),
Miyazu, Kyōto Pref.
Asakusa
ASAKUSA
BŌSŌ PENINSULA, Chiba Pref.

Bōsō Peninsula
Echizen-Kaga Quasi-National Park
ECHIZEN-KAGA QUASI-NATIONAL PARK

Famous for its snow crabs as the perfect winter cuisine. The Echizen Crab Museum has a giant robot crab.
FUJI-HAKONE-IZU NATIONAL PARK,
Shizuoka Pref.

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Genden
GENDEN (Japan Atomic Power Co.),
Tokai Village, Naka County,
Ibaraki Pref. (formerly Hitachi)

Built first commercial nuclear power station
in Japan. Genden's headquarters is in Tokyo.
Himeji
HIMEJI CASTLE,
Hyōgo Pref.
Hino-misaki-todai
HINO-MISAKI-TŌDAI (Cape Hino Lighthouse),
Shimane Pref.
Irago-Misaki
IRAGO-MISAKI* (Cape Irago),
Atsumi Peninsula, Aichi Pref.
*aka Irako-Misaki

Its lighthouse was first lit in 1929.
The cape is a great place for birdwatching
and catching a glimpse of loggerhead turtles.

Irago-Misaki

map of Irago-Misaki (Cape Irago)
on the back cover of same pack
IZU PENINSULA

tour of Izu
Kamakura

KAMAKURA, Kanagawa Pref.

Kamakura

map of Kamakura
Kamakura

Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha)
Kamakura and Enoshima

Kamakura and Enoshima
back cover of same pack
Kannon-zaki
KANNON-ZAKI (Cape Kannon,
or Cape Goddess of Mercy),
Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Pref.

The 1869 lighthouse is one of the oldest in Japan
and is Japan's first Western-style lighthouse.
It was designed by a French naval engineer.
Kannon-zaki
KANNON-ZAKI mini-pennant
(only half as large as blue Kannonzaki pennant)
Miura Coast
MIURA-KAIGAN (Miura Coast) (beach near Yokosuka),
Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Pref.

Miura-hantō (Miura Peninsula)  map of Miura-hantō (Miura Peninsula)
NIKKŌ, Tochigi Pref.

Nemuri-neko (Sleeping Cat) at Nikkō
Shimoda
Shimoda
SHIMODA,
Shizuoka Pref., Izu Peninsula
Shimoda Tokyu Hotel

Shimoda Tokyu Hotel
SHIMODA Tokyu Hotel,
cliff-side resort, Shizuoka Pref., Izu Peninsula
SHIRAITO-NO-TAKI (Silk Thread Falls),
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Fujinomiya,
Shizuoka Pref.

Shiraito Falls  map of Shiraito Falls area

Mt. Fuji
back cover of same pack
Tokyo
TŌKYŌ
Yasukuni Shrine
YASUKUNI SHRINE,
Tōkyō


Zenko-ji Temple
ZENKŌ-JI TEMPLE,
Nagano, Nagano Pref.