Some of the letterings have some paint loss due to age. The back has a piece of wood added on for when it was hung.
This sign was brought over directly from Japan in the early 2000s with a couple other antique kanbans by the owners of a well known hotel. It was hung in a well known restaurant inside the Maritime Hotel in NYC.
It hung inside the restaurant from the time it was brought over until the restaurants closing high enough where it was untouched for a number of years. This piece is in overall great condition with some paint loss.