WW2 Imperial Japanese Air Raid Siren
A WW2 Imperial Japanese civil defence hand turned air raid siren. The handheld siren is fully working and is still very loud. The body still retains a lot of the original paint and has folding bakelite handles. The unit works by turning the folding crank arm and then pulling the sirens trigger.
The siren is dated for Showa 18, 1943 and was manufactured by the ‘Yahagi Manufacturi... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Winter Tank Uniform
A WW2 Imperial Japanese winter tank uniform. The 2 piece uniform comprises of a thick padded pair dungarees and a thick padded short jacket.
The dungarees are complete with all pockets, buttons and ankle ties. The jacket is also complete with all buttons and a fur lined collar. The set is dated for Showa 18, 1943 and was manufactured in Osaka, Japan.
The uniform ... read more
WW2 Japanese Patriotic Hand Fan
A very nice WW2 Japanese patriotic hand fan. The thin paper fan shows the national flag along with the words ‘Enhance The Prestige Of The Country’ on one side. The reverse is blank.
The main wooden end piece of the fan is marked for a military facility in the Kagawa Prefecture in Japan.
When opened the fan measures 16” long by 9” tall.
The fan is... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Type 30 Arisaka Bayonet
A WW2 Japanese Type 30 Arisaka bayonet. The bayonet is complete with scabbard. The ricasso of the blade has the Tokyo arsenal mark and the blued blade is without damage with some black marks and light pitting. This an earlier WW2 example with a hooked quillon.
The wooden grips are complete with some age related marks and the pommel has a fully working press release catch. The pom... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Killed In Action Badge
A WW2 Japanese Killed In Action (KIA) or Bereavement Badge. These were given 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 help... read more
WW2 Japanese China Incident Medal 1937 - 1945
A Japanese WW2 period China incident medal. The 30mm bronze medal was issued to Japanese soldiers that served in the Japanese 1937 to 1945 war with China. The medal was created in 1939 and abolished after the war in 1945. The detailing on the medal is superb with the bar reading ‘Military Service Medal’.
The rear of the medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Pocket Rank
A WW2 Japanese army pocket rank or pocket insignia. It was common for Japanese soldiers to not wear any rank insignia during combat and these were popular compared to the standard collar tabs.
This field made example is for a Private 1st class as indicated by 2 yellow stars on a red background. The early war wool collar rank has been stitched onto a green wool tab and uses a safe... read more
WW2 Japanese 1000 Stitch Belt / Senninbari
A WW2 Japanese soldiers 1000 stitch belt or ‘Senninbari’. The 1000 stitch belt was a Japanese good luck item during battle. It was traditionally worn by soldier’s around the waist under the uniform.
Senninbari were most commonly made from white cloth with 1000 single stitches.
The Senninbari was made by females, traditionally by a man's mother, sister, or wife if ... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Cavalry Saddle
A very nice WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Cavalry saddle and tack. The brown leather saddle is serial numbered ’6276’ and was manufactured in Tokyo 1941. The saddle is complete with webbing and leather reigns, stirrups, girth belt, bridle and bit. The bridle has the imperial army cavalry badges on either side.
The set is in good condition with no damage.
A very nice... read more
Imperial Japanese Order Of The Rising Sun Medal 4th Class
An Imperial Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 4th 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 to both military and civilians. The class awarded depended upon the rank of the recipient, primarily granted to soldiers and non-commissioned officer... read more