WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Bento Box
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Bento or food tin. The IJN used the aluminium bento boxes throughout WW2 for both ships crews and the SNLF (special naval landing forces) both on ship and when ashore.
The top of the box is embossed with an anchor and the kanji beneath reads ‘Department of Navy’.
The bento box measures 19 cm long by 14 cm wide and 5.5 cm tall.
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Imperial Japanese Patriotic Military Haori
A very nice Imperial Japanese civilian patriotic ‘Haori’. The Haori is worn over the Kimono as an extra layer.
This example dates from the 1930’s early 1940’s and is a brown material with military images in the lining. The images show Japans military might at that time in the form of battleships, war planes, tanks and marching soldiers.
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WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge
A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were awarded to families who lost a loved one in, or as a result of injuries from the war.
The pin fastened medal bears a cherry blossom on the front and the reverse reads ‘Military Bereavement Award’.
In addition to the badge the bereaved family received a pension and funeral expenses along with he... read more
WW2 Japanese Order Of The Rising Sun Medal 7th Class
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 7th class medal. The Order of the Rising Sun was Japan’s first decoration, being instituted by Council of State Decree on 10 April 1875.
The solid silver medal is awarded in eight classes with the class awarded depending on the rank of the recipient, primarily granted to private soldiers and non-commissioned officers.
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Pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Manchuko Foundation Merit Medal 1933
Pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Manchukuo National Foundation Merit Medal. The medal was established in 1933 to celebrate the birth of a new nation ‘Manchuko’, which was a puppet state of Imperial Japan. Manchuko was founded in 1932 after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and remained under Japanese rule until the end of WW2 in 1945.
The black lacquered bronze medal reads ‘National F... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Order Of The Sacred Treasure Medal 3rd Class
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 3rd class medal. The Sacred Treasure award was established in 1888, with the 3rd class being worn around the neck suspended on a ribbon.
The solid silver medal was awarded in eight classes, from 8th up to 1st for long and/or meritorious military service. The higher classes of the medal were usually reserved for officers.
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WW2 Imperial Japanese Military Wound Badge
A WW2 Japanese military wound badge. The badge was issued in two versions, Senshou (wounded in battle) and Koushou (wounded in public service).
This is the 1938 - 1945 Senshou award for wounded in battle. The badge is a gilt silver with deep red enamel. The reverse of the badge reads ‘Military wound badge’ and is fixed by a double pin fastening.
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Imperial Japanese Army Japan Russo War ID Book
A Japan Russo war Imperial Japanese Army Identification book or ‘Guntai Techo’. This example is in good condition and is belonged to a Private ‘Toyohashi Tashiro’ of the 29th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division.
Pte Tashiro was born in January 1878 and was enlisted in 1898. He served in the Japan Russo war of 1904-1905 and was awarded the campaign war medal.
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WW2 Japanese Patriotic Postcard Set
A set of WW2 Japanese patriotic postcard set. The set includes 8 unused postcards all of which show military images, from tanks to pilots and communications.
The set is complete with its original card envelope showing a tank beneath the rising sun. Sets like this were very popular during the WW2 period.
Each postcard measures 14 cm by 9 cm and the envelope when cl... read more
Japan Russo War Imperial Japanese Army ID Book
A Japan Russo war Imperial Japanese Army Identification book or ‘Guntai Techo’. This example is in good condition and is belonged to a Private ‘Shoji Suzuki’ of the Field Artillery in the 1st Division.
Pte Suzuki was born in September 1884 and was enlisted in 1904, serving for 3 years.
Pte Suzuki served in the Japan Russo war of 1904-1905 and was awarded the camp... read more