Women's Association
Imperial Year 2600 [1940] National Foundation Festival, Butokukai
Torpedo Boat Contribution, Imperial Japan Protect the
Country Association, Member's Badge
Yasukuni Shrine, Special Member's Badge (post WW2?)
Various Badges
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徽章・記念章
Horsemanship skills academy Completion of Studies document and
accompanying badge. Dated 1943.
Instructor, Kikuchi Toshio. The person named to the right has completed
the course of studies at the practice facility. Showa 18 [1943] July 27.
Tohoku Horse Skills Practice Facility Commander, Sakamoto Makoto,
TRANSLATION: 'Record of Completion, Iwate Prefecture, Regular Skills
Holder of the 5th Senior Rank, the 3rd Class [Rising Sun or Sacred
Treasure], the 5th Class Golden Kite.
OBVERSE 'Banzai [once on each banner].'
REVERSE 'Imperial Enthronement Celebration Large Association Commemorative,
Showa 3 [1928], Military Reservist Association.'
A rare badge from Japanese occupied Korea. The Japanese took over Korea in 1910 and had to leave at the end of
WW2. During the 35 years, the Japanese instituted a harsh rule over Korea.

This is a badge made by the Japanese in Korea. It is inscribed 'Track and Field Competition, Summer Practice
Association, Korea Athletic Association, 1927.' I cannot imagine why a Native American is on the obverse... The C.A.A.
probably means 'Chosen Athletic Association.' (Chosen being the Japanese name for Korea.)
A rare badge from Japanese occupied Korea. The Japanese took over Korea in 1910 and had to leave at the end of
WW2. During the 35 years, the Japanese instituted a harsh rule over Korea.

This is a badge made by the Japanese in Korea. It is inscribed '14th Devotion to the Korea Shrine Athletic Association,
Showa 9 [1934], Korea Athletic Association.' Japanese Shinto shrines were built in Japanese-occupied territories to
establish control. On the obverse, the symbolism is almost entirely Japanese: Sun with rays, large mountain (Mt. Fuji),
Japanese shrine, stylized water, and an athlete with a Japanese traditional shield.
Enamel badge, possibly a temple member badge. It looks and
feels like pure silver, but it is not marked. Lacquered wood
case.
Tin badge inscribed 'Soldier's Family Badge.'
Soldier's Insurance Badge?
Inscribed 'Aichi Prefecture, Showa 11 [1936], Aichi Prefecture
Patriotic Youth Brigade Athletic Meet.'
OBVERSE: 'Meiji Emperor Ueno Park, 60th Anniversary Commemorative,
Ceremony Participation Badge.'
REVERSE: 'Showa 10 [1935] November 3, Meiji Emperor Ueno Park, 60th
Anniversary Commemorative, Ceremony Participation Support Association.'
SUSPENSION BAR:
Tenjou-Mukyuu, which means something like 'In Heaven
and on Earth, Eternal Existence.'
Pure silver Navy Special Maneuvers small badge.
Dated 1930
A lot of characters here. What I can certainly read are these:
'Prayer for Long Life in the War,
Daisoujou [a Buddhist term], Nichijun
[the main priest of the
Taiseki Temple], Imperial Year 2603 [1943].'
There are more here, but I cannot understand them. This is most likely
a wartime good luck charm to be carried by soldiers, probably given by
the temple mentioned above.

NOTE: This is small, about 1.5 cm square.
Wild, stylistic imperial mum background along with an Army star. Serial
number of some sort stamped on reverse.
Inscribed 'Imperial Inspection' and on the reverse 'Prince Nashimoto, Imperial
Inspection Commemorative, Showa 12 [1937] April 9, Hiroshima Prefecture.'
Unknown merit badge.
Enameled shield above.
Inscribed 'Fall Season, Shooting Association, Imperial Year 2595 [1935].'
The design looks very much like the imperial orchid crest of Manchukuo. However, a
quick look at the
Wikipedia page for this city shows that this is the city emblem.
Inscribed 'Muroran City Merit Badge.'
Muroran City is in Hokkaido.
Merit badge from the Ministry of Justice.
Dated Showa 58 [1983] October 5. Awarded to a man named Suzuki
Pre-war badge from the Ministry of Communications, specifically the post office.
'2nd Class Labor Badge.'
Silver badge with the original paper wrap.
'Showa 4 [1929] May 23, Imperial Inspection Commemorative Badge, Mie Prefecture.'
Both the badge and the case are marked 'Japan Noble Soldier
Duty Association Member Badge.'
Both the badge and the case are marked 'Great Japan Private
Health Association, Akita Prefecture Branch, Special Member
Badge.'
here and there.
Some of the photos are linked to themed
pages, so click on them to see more info
or related badges.