This group has a variety of classes of badges. At first I wasn't certain of how many badges
there were nor the order of importance, but I found a pre-war pamphlet showing each
badge and the names, so this is quite authoritative.
Regular member badge. Silver color. No enamel.
Special Merit Badge
Patriotic Women's Association
Member Badges
愛国婦人会徽章
Patriotic Women's Association merit badge 3rd Class. The paulonia wood box is extant,
as is the outer cardboard box that has a hand-written inscription:
'Patriotic Women's Association merit badge 3rd Class, Received on Taisho 5 [1916]
November 7, Sakata Genjirou.'
Patriotic Women's Association merit badge 3rd Class. The paulonia wood
box is extant, as is the outer cardboard box.
The wood box says 'Patriotic Women's Association Merit Badge 3rd Class,
Supplementary Merit Badge.'
The badge to the left is a member rosette badge.
LEFT: Special Member Badge
RIGHT: Special Supporting Member Badge
LEFT: Special [?] Member Badge
RIGHT: Honor Member Badge
LEFT: 2nd Class Exceptional Merit Badge
MIDDLE: 1st Class Merit Badge
RIGHT: 1st Class Exceptional Merit Badge
LEFT: 3rd Class Merit Badge
MIDDLE: 3rd Class Exceptional Merit Badge
RIGHT: 2nd Class Merit Badge
LEFT: Patron Badge
MIDDLE: Meritorious Badge
RIGHT: Meritorious Member Badge
These ribbons were hung on the various badges. They are labeled here as Purple,
White, and Red Group, but I'm not sure about the differences in the groups.
Patriotic Women's Association 1st Class Merit Medal.
A hand-written inscription reads 'Received on
February 14, 1906.'
2nd Class Merit Badge