WW2 Japanese 1000 Stitch Belt
A WW2 Japanese soldiers silk 1000 stitch belt or ‘Senninbari’. The 1000 stitch belt was a Japanese good luck item worn 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 red stitches. This is seen as a very lucky colour combination in Japan.
The Senninbari was mad... read more
Imperial Japanese China Incident Photocard Set
A fantastic Imperial Japanese 1937 dated China Incident photocard set. The set comes with it’s original envelope and 17 photocards. The envelope reads ‘Patriotic Photocards’. The photo cards mostly show planes and infantry during the invasion.
Each card measures 9 cm by 7 cm.
Nice complete set.
WW2 Imperial Japanese Naval Association Door Badge
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Naval Association members door badge or plaque. This type or badge was hung outside of a members home.
The wooden badge measures 15.2 cm tall by 5.4 cm wide.
An uncommon example. read more
Imperial Japanese Army Civilian Employee Cap
A very good Imperial Japanese Army civilian employees peaked cap. The civilian employee cap was very similar to the Army officers peaked cap, minus the red band and red piping.
The cap is in very good condition and is complete with the imperial army star and cherry blossom chinstrap buttons.
The label on the inside reads ‘9’ and is named to a ‘Seiji’.
Manchuria Incident Japanese Army Bunchin
A pre WW2 Manchuria Incident Imperial Japanese Army Bunchin or paper weight. The bunchin was used to hold the paper in place during writing. This metal patriotic example shows a Japanese 7.7mm bullet set on a horse shoe with the Imperial Army star.
The kanji reads ‘Memorial’ and the words are by Sadao Araki. Baron Sadao Araki was a very influential general in the Imperial Japanes... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 Backpack
A very nice original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Type 99 backpack. The light green canvas backpack is nicely marked for 1941 and was manufactured in the Tokyo Army Garment Factory, Japan.
The Japanese soldiers nicknamed the Type 99 backpack the ‘Octopus’ due to all the straps and ties.
A good example with no holes or tears. read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy SNLF Graduation Book 1939
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Landing Forces (SNLF) graduation book. The green covered hardback book is dated for 1939 and is from the Sasebo Naval Training Academy. The book has 50 pages each with multiple pictures. The pictures show the basic training and then the specialist field training and passing out parades.
Each page has a glassine protective sheet to protect the images ... read more
Imperial Japanese Navy Postcard
An original Imperial Japanese Navy postcard. The post card shows Marshal Admiral Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu.
The postcard reads ‘Your Highness Hiroyasu Fushimi‘.
Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu served as chief of staff of the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1932 to 1941.
The postcard measures 14 cm wide by 9 cm tall.
WW2 Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki
A very nice Imperial Japanese National Defence Women’s Association Tasuki (Sash).
The Association started in 1932 and grew out of the ‘Osaka National Defence Women's Association’, which was formed to give send offs to troops to Manchuria, and to welcome them on their return.
The association grew in size thanks to activities carried out mainly by housewives and wor... read more
Imperial Japanese Russo War Medal 1904 - 1905
A fantastic boxed Japanese Russo - Japan war medal. The Russo-Japanese War was fought during 1904 and 1905 between the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over rival imperial ambitions in Manchuria and Korea. The war ended with a victory for the Japanese empire.
The Meiji period gilded bronze medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
Good example... read more