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National Political Convention, Representaive Member Badge, Showa 18 
April 3rd, Tokyo 3rd Meeting Hall
Liberal Democratic Party Membership badge.
Old style. Post-war (1954-1960?)
Obverse: National Foundation
Reverse: National Foundation Festival,
Participation Medal, Imperial Year 2599 
Mitsubishi Heavy Machine Factory, Tokyo Armaments Factory
Imperial War Wound Soldier Association Member's Badge
Showa 11  Army Large Maneuvers in
Hokkaido, Security Patrol Commemorative Badge.
Nicely designed kendo badge. The reverse has an insignia similar to the Imperial
Guards', but it may be just a coincidence.
Inscribed '[??] Kendo Club, [Imperial Year] 2585 .'
Excellent civil defense badge. The design has a large gold
Army star superimposed on an Imperial mum crest. Also in
the design is a plane, spotlight, and a rifle. Below are gilt
branches and bow.
Inscribed 'Showa 8 , August, Kanto Air Defense Large
Maneuvers, Participation Commemorative Badge, Shitaya
District, Taisho Division.'
Scarce swastika design merit badge with case. The
arms of the swastika are enameled.
The name of the awarding group is the Fukuda-kai.
I am not familiar with this group.
Inscribed 'Tokyo Imperial University Track and Field Tournament, 1930.'
Small aviation-related badge.
The central emblem is unknown to me--Osaka City logo?
Small aviation-related badge.
The central emblem is unknown to me, but it may be a family crest.
1894-5 China War Dispatch Badge
15 Years Accident Free.
Driving Foundation badge.
Large political silver merit medal. (Note the size of the
case next to a regular medal case.)
Inscribed 'Liberal Democratic Party Merit Medal.' The
medal itself is hallmarked on the reverse with an 'A' and a
serial number. Paulonia wood case with silk padded lining
on the lid, and velvet lining in the main box. Outer
cardboard presentation box with paper wrap.
A random listing of badges I have found
here and there.
Some of the photos are linked to themed
pages, so click on them to see more info
or related badges.
The inscription reads 'Statistics Merit Badge, Chiba Prefecture Statistical
Association.' This is a branch of the Japan Statistical Association, which was
founded in 1878.
The two hallmarks read 'sterling silver' and 'gold plated.'
One reads '[??] Bicycle Association Badge.'
Inscribed 'National Foundation' on the
obverse (within the Imperial Sacred Mirror
outline) and on the reverse 'Imperial Year
2592 , Showa 7 , National
Foundation Festival Official's Badge.'
Kanazawa Vocational School Tennis Club.
[??] City. Protect the Nation Unit.
An interesting group of 3 items from Koya Kongobu Temple.
The paper item is a good luck charm, as is the small Buddha piece as far as I
A medal and badge set from the Japan Elderly Association. Fairly rare, I
imagine. I have never seen this set before. The design is of course the
Order of the Golden Kite, which was given to those with distinguished
military service. So I imagine this set was given to males (purely
Awarded to those who lived to a certain age. Although no age or rank
here is shown, the common ages of praise are 77, 88, 99, and 100.
Post-war. Pressed cardboard case.
Same as above except for the rosette.
Manchuria Garrison Commemorative.
2 small 1960s pins protesting the use of nuclear
'Victorious Return Celebration Medal.' The paper case has a date:
'Meiji 28  June.' The stamp on the reverse shows the maker of
the case, not the medal. The shop was located in Kanazawa City.
'Hunting Merit Badge, Great Japan Hunting
Association, Imperial Year 2602 .'
Inscribed 'Akita Forestry Association Meritorious Member Badge.'
Original case with a hand-written inscription describing the badge.
There is also a date: Taisho 4 , November 30.
Small Chewing Gum Company Badge.
The obverse has a soldier with the phrase
'Loyal and Brave.'
'Imperial Inspection Commemorative. Showa 9 
November 7. Held at Takazaki City, Niigata Prefecture.'
Championship. Yamaguchi Shooting
Tournament. Imperial Year 2595 .
Return of Okinawa to Japan Proper. Great East Asia War Participation Commemorative.
'Great Imperial Japan. Taisho Commemorative.'
Merit Award Osaka City Federated Youth Brigade. Imperial Year 2600 .
[Imperial Year] 2603 .
Pilot 90th Graduating Class
Civil Aviation Bureau Yonago Pilot Training School
2nd Graduating Class
Flight from Asia to Europe.