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    Japan Sea Disaster Rescue Association

    The book is 14 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will
    email you the file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Japan Horse Administration Bureau

    The book is 18 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will email you the
    file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    The Imperial Ordinances for War and
    Commemorative Medals of Japan and
    Manchukuo, 4th Edition

    All Japanese medal collectors will need this reference. Includes full
    translations of the Imperial Ordinances for the nine War Medals, the
    twelve Commemorative Medals, and the six Manchukuo medals. The
    ordinances specify the designs, the dates, the conditions of eligibility,
    and other essential details. Photos of the medals, most cases, and
    most award documents included.

    The book is 94 pages and the cost is 550 yen. I will email you the file
    within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Assorted Japanese and Manchukuo Badges

    Included are the following: Order of Precedence for Wearing Medals;
    Rosettes, Service Ribbons, and Miniature Medals; Army NCO badge;
    Military Merit Badge; Army Technical Skills Badge; Field Marshall's
    Badge; Aide-de-Camp Badge; Manchukuo Pilot Badge; Local
    Administration Merit Badge (Manchukuo); Kouan [Hsingan] Province
    Government Employee Badge  (Manchukuo); Merit Badge (Manchukuo);
    Aide-de-Camp badge (Manchukuo); General's Badge (Manchukuo);
    Military Medals for Animals.

    The book is 21 pages and the cost is 250 yen. I will email you the file
    within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.

    The Order of Culture and the Medals of Honor

    The book is 35 pages and the cost is 290 yen.
    I will email you the file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Black and white line original line drawings of the 1935 Manchukuo Imperial
    Navy Uniform Ordinance. No commentary, just translations for each
    picture.
    The title is:
    The Manchukuo Imperial Navy Uniform Ordinance of
    1935
    The book is 45 total pages and the cost is 50 yen. I will email you the file
    within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.

    12 issues and 1 supplement:
    1200 yen

    See individual issue details HERE
    1930 Capital Rehabilitation
    Commemorative Medal

    The book is 9 pages and the cost is 100 yen. I will email you the
    file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Imperial Soldier Support Association

    The book is 8 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will email you the
    file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Assorted Badges 1: Manchukuo & China

    The book is 15 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will email you the
    file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Great Japan Aviation Association

    The book is 22 pages and the cost is 250 yen. I will email you the
    file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
Proficiency Badges
           

    Documenting the 1st and 2nd Class badges.
    The book is 16 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will
    email you the file within 24 hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
    Imperial Japanese Navy Technical Badge & Other
    Naval Badges
               
    The book is 15 pages and the cost is 190 yen. I will email you the file within 24
    hours after payment.

    This is an ebook, NOT a paper book.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Japan can ONLY send to the countries
written to the right, as of July 1:

I CANNOT send to any other country at the moment, sorry.
If you live outside of these areas, you can still purchase from
me, but I will have to hold it for you
until the shipping ban is lifted.
I do not know how long that will be.
Rare and beautiful Imperial Japanese Navy 1st Class Mechanic Handling
Superior Ensign Badge.
Instituted in 1911.
Sterling silver.
The case is in very nice condition with the exception of the hinge, which is a
bit rusty.

Item name: Mechanic
Price:  110,790 yen        

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Nice Commander Badge, established 1943; abolished 1945.
This is the Company Grade Officer's badge (尉官
ikan): awarded to those ranked from Second Lieutenant to Captain.

No case.

Item name: Commander
Price:  18,990 yen        

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Rare and beautiful Imperial Japanese Navy 1st Class Correspondence
Superior Ensign Badge. Awarded for mastery of wireless, code-writing,
code-breaking, etc.
Instituted in 1911.
Sterling silver.

The case lid has changed color, probably sun-stained. The original color is
green.

Item name: Correspondence
Price:  97,790 yen        

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Japanese Light Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor. Sterling silver.
Dated Showa 47 [1972] September 23 on the attached bar.
The original recipient's name (Ichibashi Tadashi) is engraved on the reverse.

Original case.

Item name: Light
Price:  9,990 yen        

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Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class Neck Badge.
Sterling silver. The style of the inscription and the enamel quality strongly suggest
a modern manufacture.

Item name: RS1
Price:  38,990 yen        

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Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class Neck Badge.
Sterling silver. The style of the inscription and the enamel quality strongly suggest
a pre-WW2 manufacture.

Item name: RS2
Price:  38,990 yen        

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1915 Taisho Emperor Enthronement Commemorative Medal
&
1928 Showa Emperor Enthronement Commemorative Medal
Sterling silver.

The inside case of one has changed color, probably sun-stained.

Item name: Emperor
Price:  4,990 yen        

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Manchukuo 1939 Nomonhan Border Incident War Dispatch Medal + 2 other items. Not sure if the Navy patch is original or a replica.
No cases.

Item name: Border1
Price: 7,990 yen        

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Manchukuo 1939 Nomonhan Border Incident War Dispatch Medal + 2 other items.
War Wound Badge, killed in combat version.
No cases.

Item name: Border2
Price:  16,990 yen        

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3 documents from a member of the Kempei-tai (Military Police).

1) Imperial Army Military Police Special Duty Sergeant-Major Rank Promotion
Certificate. Awarded to Imperial Army Military Police Sergeant-Major Kondo
Shikazou, holder of the 7th Junior Imperial Rank and 7th Decorated Rank. Showa
11 [1936] December 1.

2) For bravery in the China Incident, award of the 6th Class Order of the Rising
Sun. Awarded to Imperial Army Military Police Second Lieutenant Kondo
Shikazou, holder of the 7th Junior Imperial Rank and 6th Decorated Rank. Showa
13 [1938] September 8.

3) Yasukuni Shrine Enshrinement ceremony invitation card. Given to the family of
deceased Imperial Army Military Police Second Lieutenant Kondo Shikazou,
holder of the 7th Junior Imperial Rank and 6th Decorated Rank. Showa 15 [1940]
September 8. Authorized by Japanese Army Minister
Shunroku Hata.

Item name: Kondo
Price:  15,990 yen        

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Yasukuni Shrine Enshrinement Ceremony Badges for the bereaved of war dead, matching pair.
(New ebook coming soon!)

Dated Showa 15 [1940] on the reverse of the badge and at the top of the ribbon. This example has
the date folded back.

Item name: Enshrinement
Price:  4,590 yen        

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4 cased WW2-era medals. Both medals and cases have various spots of wear and/or damage.

1) 1939 China War Dispatch Medal.
2) Order of the Golden Kite 7th Class.
3) KIA Cherry Blossom Badge for bereaved families of war dead.
4) 1931-4 Manchuria War Dispatch Medal.

Item name: medals5
Price:  12,990 yen        

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Beautiful silver-colored (sterling?) ship launching commemorative medal.       
This is for the cargo ship
18th Mikage-Maru, launched in 1936.
Constructed by Muko Steamship Corporation at the Kobe Shipyard, under the auspices of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Historical highlights:

On January 25, 1942, the
18th Mikage-Maru was recruited as a Special Transportation ship by the Imperial Japanese Navy, under
the jurisdiction of the Sasebo Naval Arsenal. In charge of this ship was Captain Sawada Minoru.

Sept 21, 1943. Departed Truk Islands with the Kaisho-Maru and both were registered with the 4821 Fleet.

Dec 5, 1943. Attacked by air and flooded in 3rd Hold by HMS Quentin.

March 25, 1944.  Repaired at the Mukaishima Dock Yard.

April 29, 1944. Departed from Saipan. Registered with the Higashimatsu 7th Fleet.

May 10, 1944. Struck by torpedoes from the submarine USS Silversides in the area of Yap Island. Sunk.
Removed from the rolls in July 1944.

Item name: Mikage-Maru
Price:  29,990 yen        

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Very nice Order of the Golden Kite 7th Class.

Item name: GK72
Price:  11,990 yen        

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Beautiful 19th century metal sake cup.
OBVERSE: Order of the Sacred Treasure design. 'Victorious Return Commemorative.'
REVERSE: 'Meiji 27-8 [1895]. War Service Celebration Sake Cup.'

Item name: Cup1
Price:  3,990 yen        Shipping included
Beautiful 19th century metal sake cup.
OBVERSE: Order of the Rising Sun design. 'Victorious Return Commemorative.'
REVERSE: 'Meiji 27-8 [1895]. War Service Celebration Sake Cup.'

Item name: Cup2
Price:  3,990 yen        Shipping included
4 different classes of Diligent Service Fire Department badges.
These are all marked 'Akita Prefecture.'

No cases.

Item name: Akita
Price:  3,990 yen        Shipping included
2 Fire Department badges.
LEFT: '20 Years of Diligent Service. Akita Prefecture.' Sterling hallmark.
RIGHT: 'Merit award from Fukushima Prefecture Fire Department.'

Item name: FD2
Price:  4,990 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Gold Merit Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC1
Price:  4,990 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Gold Special Member Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC2
Price:  3,990 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Special Member Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC3
Price:  3,990 yen        Shipping included
3 Fire Department badges from Nagasaki Prefecture.
Plastic cases. Modern pieces.

Item name: FDNagasaki
Price:  4,990 yen        Shipping included
1920 WW1 War Victory Commemorative Medal
1928 Showa Emperor Enthronement Commemorative Medal.

Item name: WW1
Price:  9,990 yen  
Japanese Army Sharpshooting Proficiency Badge. Unknown class. Silver with gold highlights.
No case.

Item name: Sharpshooting
Price:  7,990 yen        

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Japanese Army Sharpshooting Proficiency Badge. Unknown class. Bronze with gold highlights.
No case.

Item name: Sharpshooting2
Price:  7,990 yen        

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Some medals
War Wound Badge, killed in combat version, is MISSING the reverse pin assembly.
No cases.

Item name: group2
Price:  6,990 yen        

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Order of the Golden Kite 7th Class (sterling)
1915 Taisho Emperor Enshrinement Commemorative Medal (sterling)

Item name: GKtaisho
Price:  12,990 yen        

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Beautiful Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 2nd Class Breast Star.
Modern manufacture. 100% original piece. Original case of issue.

Item name: ST2
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Beautiful Venezuelan Order of the Andres Bello 1st Class Award.
Modern manufacture. Original case of issue, but it has some damage.

Item name: Andres
Price:  29,990 yen        

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Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 5th & 6th Class 2-medal set.
The 6th Class is pre-WW2; the 5th is modern manufacture.
Original cases of issue, but they have wear/damage.

Item name: ST56
Price:  7,990 yen        

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3 medals

1894-5 China War Dispatch Medal
Order of the Sacred Treasure 6th Class
WW2 Bereaved Family KIA Medal

No cases

Item name: MEDALS2
Price:  7,990 yen        

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3 medals

1904-5 Russia War Dispatch Medal
1920 WW1 War Victory Commemorative Medal
Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th Class

No cases

Item name: MEDALS1
Price: 8,990 yen        

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Two photo albums from the same soldier. Both are from the Tokyo Army Pilot Academy.
The hand-written inscription in the back is dated 1941, but some of the photos are
hand-inscribed as 1943-4

SEE HERE for the photo pages of both albums.

Item name: albums
Price:  32,590 yen        

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Matching set of shoulder boards and collar tabs for a Japanese Army Major.
All four pieces have damage, as you can see.

The upper two pieces both have similar discoloring, which suggests they may have been together
on a side of a uniform or a display that received sun staining. Just a guess, though. I really have
no idea.

Item name: Major
Price:  12,990 yen        

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Some cased badges from Japan. All appear to be pre-WW2 pieces, but I'm not sure.

Item name: CASEDbadges1
Price:  3,990 yen        

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Some cased badges from Japan. All appear to be pre-WW2 pieces, but I'm not sure.

Item name: CASEDbadges2
Price:  3,990 yen        

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Some uncased badges from Japan.

Item name: UNCASEDbadges1
Price:  2,990 yen        

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NOTE:

In the past I have often posted unsold
pieces here on ebay.
However, because of ebay's unrealistic
expectations for sellers, ebay's rather
high fees, and ebay's unwillingness to
defend sellers in disputes, I will not be
selling there in the near future, if ever.
Those are just a few of ebay's business
practices that seem unfair to me.
Others are hidden listings, draconian
penalties forcing various conditions....
oh, the list is too long.

Pieces unsold here will go back into the
Japanese marketplaces. So, you can
see that I have included
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Japan at a future date. Please take
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Nice document collection belonging mostly to a man named Kashitani Yuzo. He was a nurse in the Army during WW1 and he
later became a fireman and police corps member.

I have described a few of the documents on a separate page (see below), but sorry I can give no further translations.

See more documents
HERE.

Item name: Kashitani
Price:  19,990 yen                      

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Nice large Off to War signed flag. Cotton. Measures about 82 cm by 70 cm. Some staining/discoloring.

The far right shows the recipient's name Katakiri Iwao and above the central sun reads 'Good Fortune in War.'

No slogans that I can see. Names of well-wishers.

Item name: Katakiri
Price:  15,990 yen       

see close-ups of the flag
HERE.
Interesting headband with printed design. Cotton. Some staining/discoloring.

TOP: 'First Spring Company-Wide Baseball Tournament.'
MIDDLE: Unknown insignia.
BOTTOM: 'Beijing Sports Event Baseball Division.'

Unknown age, but the style of the kanji is obviously pre-WW2.
Also, this is written in Japanese, not Chinese, so this must be occupation period, probably late 1930s-early 1940s.

I have seen this emblem somewhere before. I had originally thought it was a railway company logo, but I can't find
anything supporting that.

Item name: Beijing
Price:  17,990 yen       sold
Japanese Red Cross Gold Medal of Merit as well as JRC Special Member gold doorplate.
Both post-war manufacture.

Item name: JRC
Price:  9,990 yen       
Japanese War Wound Badge, established in 1938.
This is the
koushou version, awarded to those injured outside of combat.
This included those hurt in training exercises but also those incapacitated by diseases such as malaria.

Item name: WWB
Price:  9,990 yen       
Japanese Light Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor. Sterling silver.
Dated Showa 42 [1967] February 22 on the attached bar.
The original recipient's name (Miyazaki Tadaharu) is engraved on the reverse.

The large breast badge is from the Fukuoka Prefecture Fire Department. It is a merit award for long service.
Dated May 15, 1957. Marked 'SILVER,' but I don't know if it is sterling.

No cases.

Item name: LightFD
Price:  9,990 yen        

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