Various Badges
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徽章・記念章
Athletic meet pin badge. Inscribed 'Imperial Year 2600 [1940]
Celebration, East Asia Athletic Meet.'
Metal, perhaps aluminum.
Athletic meet pin badge. Inscribed 'Imperial Year 2600 [1940]
Celebration, East Asia Athletic Meet.'
Metal, perhaps aluminum.

'Distinguished Service Medal.'
Unknown group. The side of the case is stamped '7th Class.'
Inscribed 'Mie [Prefecture] Asahi Soldier Association, Supporting
Member Badge.'
WW2-era badge with an Imperial Guards insignia with Mt. Fuji in the background.
Obverse: 'Presentation to the Emperor.'
Reverse: 'Imperial Guards Division Special Large Maneuvers Participation Badge,
Showa 14 [1939] Autumn.'
Soldier insurance group member badge.
Inscribed 'Kwantung Army [Kanto-gun], Imperial
Year 2593 [1933] Manchurian Incident 2nd
Anniversary Commemorative, September 18.'
Obverse: 'Certain Victory.'
Reverse: 'Well, it is now the second year with no defeats.
Samuhara.' The latter phrase is a
religious invocation used as a protection against harm. It comes from the Shinto religion.
The second year probably refers to the China Incident, which officially began in 1937.
Enamel badge. Age unknown.
Inscribed 'Imperial Visit, Kanazawa City,
Commemorative Badge.'

Width: 2.5 cm.
National Foundation Day celebration badge.
Inscribed 'Imperial Year 2598 [1938] National Foundation Festival Participation
Commemorative Badge.'
RIBBON: 'September 20, Aviation Day.'
BADGE REVERSE: ' Made at the Japan Mint.'
WW2 era badge. Note the airplane on the body of the bird.
Framed Merit badge from the Japan Calligraphy Fine Arts Association.
Small pin from the Japan Calligraphy Fine Arts Association. Plastic case.
Very early commemorative medal. This is marked 'JIJI SHIMPO MEDAL' in English
and Japanese. The reverse reads 'Championship Medal.'

Jiji Shimpo was a newspaper that was established in 1882 and that merged with
the Toko Hibi Newspaper in 1934. This medal appears to be very early, most likely
dating before 1900. The original case is marked with the name of the newspaper
on the lid, and it has some sort of design/insignia on the interior lid. The latch is on
the side.
.925 silver. Hallmarked by Japan Mint.
Weight: 18 grams
'Japan Fine Arts Association, Prize, Taisho 14 [1925] May, Suzuki [??].'
Inscribed 'Peace Commemorative, Tokyo Exhibition.' Probably a
WW1-era badge.
Inscribed 'Peace Commemorative, Tokyo Exhibition, Taisho 11 [1922].'
Peace Commemorative. Tokyo Exhibition. Electricity Official.
August 13, 1922.
Probably Meiji era based on its style, but that is just a guess. The
obverse kanji in the center read 'medal.' The reverse is
inscribed 'Jiji Newspaper Youth Division.' This newspaper
existed from 1882 to 1951, so obviously the medal falls within
that time frame.