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A WW2 Japanese Type 94 37mm anti tank gun silk powder bag. The silk bag has the Osaka arsenal mark and is dated for 1943.
The Type 94 37 mm gun was an anti-tank gun developed by the Imperial Japanese Army. It was used in combat during the Second Sino-Japanese War and WW2.
The bag measures 20 cm long by 7 cm wide.
A very uncommon WW2 Japanese conscripted labourer cloth patch / badge. The conscripted labourers patch was introduced in Japan in August 1943 by the Ministry of Welfare. These were issued to workers conscripted into wartime production service.
The square silk backed cloth badge measures 8 cm by 8 cm.
A nice original item.
A Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 6th 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 7th and 8th classes being abolished in 2003.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box.
A very nice example.
A very nice Imperial Japanese Army ceramic sake cup. The Sakazuki shaped cup has a hand painted war flag and cherry blossom on the interior. The cup celebrates the ’End of service’ for a soldier named ‘Mitsui’ from the 41st Infantry Regiment.
The 41st Infantry Regiment formed in 1888 and were involved in the First Sino-Japanese War, Boxer Rebellion, Russo-Japanese War and WW2.
The cup has a diameter of 7.4 cm and stands at 3.2 cm tall and has no chips or cracks.
A nice example.
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 tall.
Both the badge and presentation box are in very good condition.
A very interesting piece.
An Imperial Japanese Navy sake cup. The fine ceramic Sakazuki shaped cup has a naval anchor between crossed Japanese national and war flags painted on the inside.
The text reads ‘Navy sailor maturity memorial’.
The underside of the cup shows the recipient sailors name ‘Masakiyo Nishikori’.
The cup has a diameter of 7 cm and stands at 3 cm tall with no cracks or chips.
A WW2 Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 5th class medal. The Sacred Treasure award was established in 1888 and is the only Japanese medal that has a triangular fold in the ribbon.
The solid silver medal is 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.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing and is complete in its original black lacquered presentation box.
A very nice early Imperial Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th class medal. The Sacred Treasure award was established in 1888 and is the only Japanese medal that has a triangular fold in the ribbon.
The solid silver medal is awarded in eight classes, from 8th up to 1st for long and/or meritorious military service. In 2003 the 7th and 8th classes were abolished.
This example is from the Meiji period (1868 - 1912) and is complete with its original black lacquered presentation box.
The medal has the traditional Japanese hook and eye fixing.
A very nice early example.
A WW2 Japanese Type 4 hand grenade. The Type 4 hand grenade was a last ditch weapon produced at the later stages of WW2.
The Type 4 is also known as the “ceramic grenade” because it was made of porcelain or terracotta. These were materials which could be found at the end of the war when more traditional grenade materials were in short supply.
The Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Bureau introduced the idea as it was easier to make and cheaper to produce than traditional grenades with Japans dwindling resources. Traditional Japanese ceramic and pottery factories were used to produce the grenades.
When filled with explosives the grenades would weigh around the 450 gram mark making them easy to transport and throw. The grenade was detonated with a simple fuse system with a 4 to 5 second delay.
These grenades were used by the Japanese in both the Battle of Okinawa and the Battle of Iwo Jima.
The grenade has a diameter of 8 cm and stands at 8.5 cm tall.
Good solid condition with no cracks or damage.
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.
The medal is complete with original ribbon and box, all in excellent condition.
Nice complete example.
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