Samuhara badges
サムハラ徽章
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Rare good luck charm for departing soldiers. This is a very small item that was
meant to be carried in the small folded paper.

One side shows two gods of fortune and a trademark. The other reads
'Mysterious four kanji that protect people,
Samuhara.'
Also at the bottom: 'Made by Tanaka Shinsaburo.'
Samuhara is a religious invocation used as a protection against harm. It comes from the Shinto religion.
Wartime charm. Inscribed '1937, Homefront Protection, Good Fortune in
War,
Samuhara.'
Wartime charm.
The design has a railroad worker's insignia above the imperial paulownia
leaves crest.
Inscribed '
Samuhara [Shinto chant to summon the protection of 3 gods],
Protect the Body, Remove Difficulties.'
Obverse: 'Certain Victory.'
Reverse: 'Well, it is now the second year with no defeats.
Samuhara.'
The second year probably refers to the China Incident, which officially began in 1937.
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Samuhara saves a soldier from bullets!!

Dated Showa 10 [1935] July 12.
The obverse has a lion atop a civilian railroad worker's insignia. The
reverse reads '
samuhara.'

Diameter: about 2.5 cm
The obverse has imperial kiri leaves beneath a civilian railroad worker's
insignia. The reverse reads '
samuhara.'


Diameter: about 2.2 cm
The obverse has a lion laying in front of a civilian railroad worker's
insignia. The reverse reads '
samuhara.' And a hallmark of some sort.

Diameter: about 2.5 cm