Meiji Shrine Athletic Meet
明治神宮競技大会
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Obverse has some sort of god-like being pulling a rope.
Reverse has a stone lantern and the Meiji Shrine gate and this inscription: '13th Meiji Shrine Citizen
Athletic Meet, Sponsor: Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (
Kouseishou).'

The ribbon says '13th Meiji Shrine Citizen's Athletic Meet, Track and Field Division, Committee
Member.'
'14th Meiji Shrine Citizen Athletic Meet, Showa 18 [1943].'
In addition to the Meiji Shrine Athletic Meet, there was a similar Meiji Shrine Citizen
Athletic Meet. I suppose the participants were at a lower level than the regular meet.
The badges are certainly of a lower quality. These are made from clay or something
like that. One example here is a base metal, very rough.
OBVERSE: 'Commemorative, Imperial Year 2600 [1940].'
REVERSE: 'Commemorative, Imperial Year 2600 [1940].
11th Meiji Shrine Citizen Athletic Meet
Association, Showa 15 [1940].'

RIBBON: 'Hokkaido.'
MEDAL
OBVERSE: No inscription.
REVERSE: '12th Meiji Shrine Citizen Athletic Meet, Showa 16 [1941], Ministry of Health, Labor, and
Welfare (
Kouseishou).

RIBBONS (from the left):
'Track and Field Division, Official.'
'--Prefecture, Athlete Group Official.'
'Tennis Division, Official.'
OBVERSE: No inscription.
REVERSE: '10th Meiji Shrine Citizen Athletic Meet, Showa 14 [1939], Ministry of
Health, Labor, and Welfare (
Kouseishou).
Clay? badge with original packaging.

'Imperial Year 2600 [1940] 11th Annual Meiji Shrine Citizen's Athletic
Meet Participation Badge, Ministry of Health.'
Plastic? badge with original packaging.

'Showa 14 [1939] 10th Annual Meiji Shrine Citizen's Athletic Meet
Participation Badge, Ministry of Health.'
'Award. Meiji Shrine Celebration Festival
Athletic Torunament. Showa 9 [1934].'
The first meet.

'Meiji Shrine Athletic Meet, Imperial Year 2584
[1924], Prime Minister's Office.'