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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 for school tuition for school-age children.
The wooden presentation box has a yellow suede interior and measures 12.3 cm tall by 6.5 cm wide and 2.1 cm deep.
Both the badge and presentation box are in good condition.
A WW2 Japanese Great East Asia War medal. The medal bar reads ‘War Medal’, the reverse is inscribed with ‘Great East Asia War Medal’.
The Great East Asia war medal was originally established in 1944 to commemorate the later stages of WW2.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
An M1 Garand clip of 8 x .30-06 deactivated rounds as used in the U.S M1 Garand rifle.
Great display or re-enactors item.
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A uncommon Imperial Japanese 1914 - 1915 war medal. Awarded to Japanese troops who fought alongside the British to capture the German port of Tsingtao, China, and to Japanese Naval Forces who captured German ports in the South Seas.
Often confused with the 1914 - 1920 War Medal.
The reverse of the medal reads ‘Taisho 3 - 4 (1914-1915) War Service’.
A good example.
A very nice early Japanese Kusarigama. The kusarigama (chain-sickle) is a traditional Japanese weapon that consists of a kama, the Japanese equivalent of a sickle, with a metal chain (kusari) and a heavy iron weight at the end. The kusarigama is believed to have been developed during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573).
Attacking with the weapon usually entailed swinging the weighted chain in a large circle over one's head, and then whipping it forward to entangle an opponent's weapon, or immobilising his arms or legs. This allows the kusarigama user to then rush forward and strike with the sickle.
This example is believed to be from the late Edo / early Meiji period.
The overall condition is good with some of the original paint present on the wooden shaft.
The sickle measures 16” tall and the chain length is 54”.
A good original example and a superb display piece.
Wooden stand included.
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A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted war flag and Imperial Army star on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier from the 20th Infantry Regiment.
During WW2 the 20th Infantry Regiment was action in the Philippines, notably in the battle of Leyte.
The cup has a diameter of 7.5 cm and stands at 3.1 cm tall and has no chips or cracks.
A nice example.
A very uncommon WW2 Japanese Nomohan incident medal. The Battles of Khalkhin Gol were the decisive engagements of the undeclared Soviet–Japanese border conflicts fought among the Soviet Union, Mongolia, Japan and Manchukuo in 1939. In Japan the decisive battle of the conflict is known as the Nomonhan Incident after Nomonhan, a nearby village on the border between Mongolia and Manchuria. The battles resulted in the defeat of the Japanese Sixth Army.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with its original red presentation box.
A set of WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy rank insignia for a Superior Petty Officer (Boatswain). The set includes the Superior P.O.’s sleeve insignia along with a good conduct chevron (both worn on the right sleeve), and an advanced specialist training badge (worn on the left sleeve).
A very nice original set.
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy officers summer uniform. The uniform consists of a white tunic and trousers. The uniform belonged to a Sub Lieutenant as indicated by the 2 cherry blossoms on the shoulder boards.
The uniform was manufactured by ‘Cho Jiya M. Koyagi’ and the tunic is complete with golden coloured IJN buttons and vented armpits. The trousers are complete with all the original buttons and fixings.
Both the the tunic and trousers are named.
A very nice set in good condition with no holes or damage.
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Army service bag or ‘Houkou Bukuro’. The Houkou Bukuro was issued to all servicemen and was used to carry all military documentation and paraphernalia.
The brown hessian bag has the Imperial Japanese military zig-zag symbol across the top below the drawstring.
This bag is named to a ‘Kotaro Ebuchi’.
The reverse of the bag has a list of the official contents to be carried in it. The list includes:
1. Military Paybook (guntai techo), Medals and Decorations
2. Certificates of Qualifications, Military Specialist Certificates.
3. Draft or call up papers.
4. Other items: savings books etc.
The bag is in good condition and has its original drawstring. Measurements are 33 cm tall by 22 cm wide.
A great display piece.
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