Junior/Senior High Badges
中・高等学校徽章
Given the state of 1930s Japan, most children were being trained in the military arts as well as academic
subjects. Since mostly boys went on to middle school, the schools often became soldier training centers of
sorts. Of course, an important part of this training was sharpshooting, so I have tried to include a number of
these. However, school badges were given on many occasions: graduation, alumni meetings, athletic
tournaments, foundation anniversaries, etc.
Nicely designed wartime sharpshooting watch fob.
Dated Imperial Year 2595 [1935].
'9th National Middle School Sharpshooting Tournament, Sponsored by Kansai University Alumni, Sharpshooting Club.'
Sharpshooting badge. The design has a militant kite perched upon a row of bullets.
Dated 1933.
'Hyogo Prefecture, Middle School Championship Sharpshooting Tournament, Held at [????]
Sharpshooting Range, Sponsored by Kobe Industrial University Sharpshooting Club.'
Sharpshooting badge. The design has a row of bullets that appear to be protruding from a lion's mouth.
Dated 1935.
'Hyogo Prefecture, 3rd Middle School Championship Sharpshooting Tournament, Held at [????]
Sharpshooting Range, Sponsored by Kobe Industrial University Alumni,  Sharpshooting Club.'
Sharpshooting badge. The design has three bullets and a laurel branch
superimposed on a shooting target.
Dated 1933.
'Participation Badge, Hyogo Prefecture, Middle School Championship
Sharpshooting Tournament, Held at [????] Sharpshooting Range,
Sponsored by Kobe Industrial University Sharpshooting Club.'
Sharpshooting badge. The design has three bullets and a laurel branch superimposed
on a shooting target.
Dated 1934.
'Participation Badge, Hyogo Prefecture, Middle School Championship Sharpshooting
Tournament, Held at [????] Sharpshooting Range, Sponsored by Kobe Industrial
University Alumni, Sharpshooting Club.'
Sharpshooting badge. The design has crossed
rifles over a cherry blossom, which obviously is
based upon the Army Proficiency Badge.
Below is a kanji for High School and a bird is
below that.
No date.
'Himeji High School.'

SIZE: 2.3 cm long. WEIGHT: about 5 grams.

'8th Annual Prefectural Junior High School Sharpshooting Championship, Sponsored by
Kochi Prefecture, [Imperial Year] 2596 [1936].'
Pure silver shooting badge. Note the crossed
rifles behind the leaves.
Inscribed 'All Kyushu [??] Shooting Tournament
Championship Commemorative Badge, November
23, 1929, [????] Shooting Division.'
1935
1936
1937
1938
'2nd High School 50th Foundation
Anniversary. Showa 12 [1937]. Alumni
Association.'
'[??]. [Imperial Year] 2596 [1936].'