Cosmo Textiles Tairyō-bata Japanese fisherman flag fabric panel


This listing is for one pre-cut panel that measures about 43 inches (110cm) wide and 40 inches (100cm) tall. There are four colors available. Please choose the color that you wish to order from the pull down menu.

This panel is made in Japan by Cosmo and features a Tairyō-bata (大漁旗), or "fisherman's flag". These flags were flown by fishing boats to signify a large catch of fish when returning to port. Each flag had a vibrant and intricate design that was specific to the fishing company or boat. These flags are now used as a decorative flag on boats and at festival and events.

This is a LARGE scale, printed panel and it features a vibrant design of a fish, shrimp/lobster and drum in a boat. A sea turtle and whale are in the waves while a crane flies above the boat. Mount Fuji can be seen in the background.

The 100% cotton is of a light to medium weight and it would be suitable for quilting. It can also be used for a curtain if it was lined. Hem all the sides and it would make a very large furoshiki (wrapping cloth). It could also be used as a small tablecloth or hung on the wall as decoration. It is a really fun and traditional pattern.

The panel is available in four different background colors, Orange, Red, Blue and Black. Please note that all colors are printed over a white fabric. The colors of the waves, ship, animals and trees are the same for all panels. Only the background color is different. Please refer to the photos with the Crayola brand crayons for the most accurate representation of the color. The crayons are shown in the photo for a color comparison. All the colors are very vibrant.

Photo 1 and 2: orange panel
Photo 3 and 4: red panel
Photo 5 and 6: blue panel
Photo 7 and 8: black panel

The entire panel measure 43 inches (110cm) wide by 40 inches (100cm) tall. The boat measures about 27 inches (68.6 cm) long by 29.5 inches (75 cm) tall. The crane measures about 14 inches (35.6 cm) wide x 14 inches (35.6 cm) tall.

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*


I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment. Payment processing is performed by ETSY therefore payment will be shown as "ETSY" on your bank statement.

Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to addresses within the USA using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

*I am registered on the LUCID register. My registration number is: DE4813955437000. My current recycling partner is Reclay. I always reuse packaging if I am able and also encourage customers to re-use and recycle*

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. ETSY is required to collect sales tax for a number of states as well as collect and remit VAT for countries withing the EU. ETSY is the credit processor and website host for my private site and are therefore required to collect and remit sales tax for items shipped to some parts of the USA as well as the EU.

Items shipped to the EU where VAT has been pre-paid will contain documentation showing that this has been paid. It is possible that additional charges and handling fees may be charged at delivery. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Reviews (3)


EXCELLENT Service! I made a mistake on address and seller fixed is right away. Product came faster then expected! THANK YOU!! S.

Great quality, fast shipping and the item looks great!

I purchased the Japanese fisherman flag, as well as pre-printed sashiko fabrics (with a repeating design, and gridded dots for choose your own adventure). All fabrics were wonderful quality, and carefully packaged! I've been teaching a sashiko class, and I'm looking forward to having this shop as one of my go-to's for "research" supplies :)

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