In 1853, Commodore Perry led a squadron of United States ships to Japan in order to force the country to open its ports to trade with the West. The Japanese had been isolated from the rest of the world for centuries, and Perry's arrival was a shock to them. The mission was considered successful, and Japan began to modernize its economy and military. The U.S. also gained access to Japanese ports, which allowed it to expand its presence in Asia.
One of Perry's ships flew a flag that read "Don't Give Up the Ship," in honor of Captain James Lawrence, who had uttered those words during the Battle of Lake Erie.
This wall flag won’t crease or shrink thanks to the polyester material and will last a long time. The flag measures 56" x 34.5". They are one-sided printed in the USA. Materials imported from Israel.
• 100% polyester • Knitted fabric • Fabric weight: 4.42 oz/yd² (150 g/m²) • Print on one side • Blank reverse side • 2 iron grommets • Blank product components sourced from Israel