Nobori - tall flags with a narrow vertical panel fixed to the T-shaped flagstaff so that no twist in the wind and be visible in any weather. Multicolored nobori used to refer to individual military units and their family depicted in the logo (Mon) - to identify the samurai clans. Signs of heraldry in 16th century Japan, becomes so important that the number of Marines entering the field of battle as the standard-bearers, often exceeded the number of shooters. The armies of the individual daimyo Ashigaru, whose functions were limited to wearing nobori ranged from several dozen to several hundred people.
Became the standard bearers of ordinary ashigaru usually not even had names. But the office-bearer was so honorable that taking a trophy of his head was equal to a samurai beheading of high rank. Standard-bearer could make a higher, by a samurai notions of heroism, when first entered into the battle. The proof of this feat could be the mere throwing of the flag through the wall of the besieged castle.
Ashigaru-bearer dressed in a black lacquered armor okegawa-up with red lacing. Armor supplemented rare for Ashigaru shoulder straps (sode), and standard black helmet dzingasa. Over his shoulder hung a white long and narrow portions of a bag of rice. On the helmet and chest with a red swastika. On the white flag with red loops nobori also present a red swastika - a family clan mon Tsugaru, dominated in the far north of Japan. Tsugaru further strengthened its position by supporting the Tokugawa Ieyasu at Sekigahara. Large standard Tsugaru was designed as a golden staff, rattles a Buddhist monk. Small standard - white flag with a gold disc. The samurai who served the clan Tsugaru, worn on the back of the red flags with a golden swastika sashimono. Ordinary Ashigaru - two red flag.