Well, shit. I wasn’t aware of the post war hate crime stuff it had taken on. A smarter individual would have probably done a little more research before he paid to have a guitar based on it, but I am not that guy, lol. The flag itself is cool, and as a white American male, I am obligated by meme and cliche to be fascinated by all things Japan. Which is precisely why I did it. But, I guess I ought to do a little more research into the current use of the flag.