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The Pacifist Handkerchief

Journal Article


Abstract


  • I have a cotton handkerchief in pale tones of brown and green. It is covered in indigo-coloured text in several languages and scripts. I received it as a present from a delegate at a women’s history conference in Japan some years ago. As she presented me with the handkerchief, my benefactor explained that the text was Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan, which renounces belligerence. She explained that she belonged to a group who had made the handkerchiefs because they wanted the pacifist principles of Article 9 to spread around the world.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mackie, V. "The Pacifist Handkerchief." History Workshop Online October (2016): 1-5.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2742

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • October

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-pacifist-handkerchief/

Abstract


  • I have a cotton handkerchief in pale tones of brown and green. It is covered in indigo-coloured text in several languages and scripts. I received it as a present from a delegate at a women’s history conference in Japan some years ago. As she presented me with the handkerchief, my benefactor explained that the text was Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan, which renounces belligerence. She explained that she belonged to a group who had made the handkerchiefs because they wanted the pacifist principles of Article 9 to spread around the world.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Mackie, V. "The Pacifist Handkerchief." History Workshop Online October (2016): 1-5.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2742

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • October

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/the-pacifist-handkerchief/