1. battle standard decorated with hanging strips of paper or leather
2. fireman's standard (Edo period)
Wikipedia definition
3. MatoiA matoi is an object used in Edo period Japan by firemen to notify people of a fire nearby or within a building. It was put on the nearby roof of the burning building by the matoi holder . Each different group of firemen in the Edo period had their own matoi to identify themselves. In modern Japan, the matoi is only used for ceremonial purposes.
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纏い 【まとい】


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