Horse rider badge
Inscribed 'All Japan Horse Riding Skills Competition,
[Imperial Year] 2594 , Sponsored by Narashino
Narashino, located in Chiba, was the site of a major IJA
Cavalry base, which now is the JGSDF Camp Narashino.
I think this is an Imperial wedding commemorative. It is
dated 1924, but I cannot really read the inscription.
The Crown Prince Hirohito (later the Emperor) got married
1930s or 1940s enamel pinback badge.
The inscription reads 'Great Japan Defense Women's
Enamel Academy badge.
The design has an Army star
superimposed on a red kanji for 'officer.'
Laurel branches are in green.
The inscription reads 'Academy
Foundation Day, Taisho 10 ,
Rare pinback badge with three national flags from Japan,
Manchukuo, and China. The latter was used by a variety of
puppet governments set up by Japan.
The inscription reads 'Construction of the New East Asia Order
[Kensetsu Toa Shin-Chitsujo].'
This was an official group set up by the Japanese government,
first announced on November 3rd, 1938 by the Prime Minister
Konoe. The plan preceeded (and developed into) the more
famous Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, which was
announced in August 1940.
Very nice enamel badge with original case. This is a membership badge for some
association. The kanji on the obverse say 'Sincere Warrior.'
The reverse say 'Maintenance Association Member's badge.' Unknown group.
Rare medal/badge that appears to be modeled on the Red
Cross membership medals. The obverse has an Imperial
Paulonia Leaves crest in gold gilt, and a Ho-o bird is below.
Laurel branches are on either side.
Inscribed 'Enthronement Commemorative.'
Unknown IJA medal. The ribbon is a thick wool and may be handmade.
Very interesting design.
3 Human Bombs.
Giveaway badge from the Morinaga candy company.
3 Human Bombs paperweight.
Prize from the Ministry of Education.
Dated Showa 5  November 2.
Good Conduct Commemorative, Osaka.
Dated Showa 4  June.
Japan National Scholar's Association medal
Pure silver enamel badge.
Inscribed 'Imperial Inspection Commemorative, Showa 6 
November 18, Saga Prefecture, Mountain Practice Site in
Diameter: 2 cm.
Inscribed 'Japan Pilot Education Association.'
Small badge. Inscribed 'Shooting Championship, Signal Unit 2nd
Small badge. Inscribed 'Noble Warrior, Imperial Guard Infantry
Enamel badge. The blue design in the center is
probably a city emblem.
Inscribed 'Imperial Visit, Meiji 42  September.'
Diameter: 2.2 cm.
Unknown badge. The design elements imply a naval pilot mechanic, but I'm not sure. 'Arawashi' means wild eagle in
Japanese, but it is also a place name.
Base metal with simple pinback.
Small badge. Measures about 3 cm by 1 cm.
Inscribed 'Construction Commemorative, Yahata Veteran's Shooting Range, [Imperial Year] 2602 .'
Beautiful pure silver medal made by the Matsumoto
Badge Corporation. Inscribed 'Peace
Commemorative Medal, Heisei 17 .' On the
reverse at the bottom: '60 Years of Peace
Hallmarked in 3 places. SILVER is stamped on the
suspension claw, 'pure silver' is on the obverse
with the Matsumoto Badge logo, and then it has
been hallmarked by the Japanese Mint. You can
see the flag and number 1000 in a diamond shape.
The medal measures about 3.5 cm diameter.
It weighs about 26 grams.
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