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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.
Imperial Japanese Navy 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 CANNOT send to the countries listed on the Japan Post website!
You can see updated news of the BANNED
countries
HERE.
Please check to see if your country is on that list before purchasing anything.

I CANNOT send to the countries on the list at the moment, sorry.
If you live in one of the banned 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.
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:  6,990 yen        

shipping included             
Japanese Red Cross Gold Merit Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC1
Price:  2,990 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Gold Special Member Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC2
Price:  2,290 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Special Member Award mounted in frame.

Item name: JRC3
Price:  2,290 yen        Shipping included
Some uncased badges from Japan.

Item name: UNCASEDbadges1
Price:  2,990 yen        

shipping included    


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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 despite having paid listing fees, draconian
penalties forcing various conditions, ebay's new requirement to join their own payment program.... oh, the list is
too long.

Most pieces unsold here will go back into the Japanese marketplaces.
Therefore, you can see that I have included 'OR
MAKE ME AN OFFER'to a few items.

Please take advantage of that option to get a better price. I am always willing to listen to offers.
Beautiful porcelain sake cup with a striking design.
Hand-painted flags of both the Army and Navy as well as an imperial gilt mum crest between them
The red characters read 'Banzai to the Empire! Great Victory for the Army and Navy.'

The reverse has the kiln name, Kutani.
There is a short, hairline crack. See the photo to the right.

Item name: Banzai
Price: 2,590 yen        

shipping included        
Fukuoka Prefecture Merit Award. Engraved '15.'
It appears to be sterling but there is no mark. The central red enameled emblem is
loose and the reverse pin is broken.

Item name: Fukuoka
Price:  3,390 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Gold Merit Award mounted in frame. Nice wood piece with metal insert. Lapel rosette also included.
Given to Aono Hiroyuki for an amazing 50 blood donations!
Dated July 21, 1994.
This is a fairly heavy piece, weighing around 1700 grams with the outer box, so the shipping is most of the price.

Item name: AonoGold
Price:  5,290 yen        Shipping included
Japanese Red Cross Silver Merit Award mounted in frame. Nice wood piece with metal insert. Lapel rosette also included.
Given to Aono Hiroyuki for an amazing 30 blood donations!
Dated July 19, 1989.
This is a fairly heavy piece, weighing around 1700 grams with the outer box, so the shipping is a large part of the price.

Item name: AonoSilver
Price:  4,290 yen        Shipping included
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:  7,990 yen       



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3 cased medals. All medals and cases have various spots of wear and/or damage.

1) Sterling silver Order of the Sacred Treasure 8th Class Medal.
2)
Sterling silver Order of the Rising Sun 7th Class Medal.
3)
Sterling silver Showa Emperor Enthronement Commemorative Medal.

Item name: ST8Set
Price:  4,990 yen        

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Japanese Red Cross grouping.
All medals and cases have various spots of wear and/or damage.

1) Sterling silver Gold Medal of Merit.
2) Regular Member Medal (women's version).
3) Life Member Medal.
4) Metal doorplate for Special Member Medal

Item name: JRC
Price:  7,990 yen        

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3 medals
All medals and cases have various spots of wear and/or damage.

1) Sterling silver Order of Sacred Treasure 6th Class Award.
(Name label affixed to case: Sakaguchi Souzou)
2) 1939 China War Dispatch Medal.
(Name label affixed to case: Sakaguchi Souzou)
3) Japanese Red Cross Gold Member Medal. (didn't belong to Sakaguchi as far as I know)

Item name: Sakaguchi
Price:  5,990 yen        

shipping included    
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2 silver merit badges.
All medals and cases have various spots of wear and/or damage.

LEFT: Japanese National Railways Merit Badge
Japanese National Railways existed from 1949 to 1987.

RIGHT: Ministry of Railways Merit Badge
The Ministry of Railways existed from 1920 to 1943.

Item name: Railways
Price:  3,590 yen        

shipping included    
3 award medals from the Imperial Japanese Navy Engineering Academy (1881-1887, 1893-1945). This was one of the three Naval Academies,
the other two being the Imperial Navy Academy and the Imperial Navy Accounting Academy.

These small pieces are quite rare, and almost never can be found with the ribbons. None are dated
Two are hallmarked sterling silver.
All medals have various spots of wear and/or damage.

From left:
1) Sterling silver. Imperial Japanese Navy Engineering Academy Sharpshooting award badge.
2) Imperial Japanese Navy Engineering Academy Physical Skills award badge.
3) Sterling silver. Imperial Japanese Navy Engineering Academy Student Cutter Boat Racing Club championship award badge.

Item name: Navy
Price:  25,990 yen        

shipping included    

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Excellently designed post-war veteran medal with plastic display case. Only given to ex-members of the 4nd Field Artillery Regiment.
The ribbon is that of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, and the
chuu (piece that connects the main medal to the ribbon) is the same as the Order of the Rising Sun.
The main medal has a gilt Army star superimposed on an imperial mum crest. Below the star are two gilt cannons.

Inscribed on reverse: '42nd Field Artillery Regiment. Formed in Showa 14 [1939] in the area of the sea in South Manchuria. Memorial Service Badge.'
That is not a complete translation. I will post the remainder soon.

Item name: 42nd
Price:  12,990 yen        

shipping included    
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A variety of badges with the same insignia.
These are martial arts
extreme weather practice charms.
Small; various shapes. A few are enamelled.
Most are from 1950s and 1960s.

No case.

Item name: martial
Price:  2,490 yen        

shipping included             
Small medal attached to a metal plaque.
The attached plate says this is a Good Conduct Award given by Hyogo Prefecture Governor Kanai
Motohiko. Since he served in this position from 1962 to 1970, this dates from that span.

About 9.5 cm high. No case.

Item name: Hyogo
Price:  1,590 yen        

shipping included             
This is a small plaque commemorating Army Day. This piece is dated Showa 10 [1935] and it is the
30th Anniversary item of this event (holiday?).

Paper case included and also a small insert.

Item name: Army
Price:  2,990 yen        

shipping included             
2 badge from the Heian Kosha, a civic organization for the management and preservation of Heian Shrine.
This group also is in charge of the
Jidai Matsuri, one of the three great festivals in Kyoto.
The group was established in 1895.

The badge on the left appears to be a modern piece, a merit badge. Made by the famous
Shobido Fine Arts company.
The member badge on the right is early. Made by the famous
Suzuki Umekichi.

Item name: Kosha
Price:  4,990 yen        Shipping included
1895 Reconstruction of the Heian Shrine Donation Medal.
Item name: Heian
Price:  4,990 yen        Shipping included
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                      

shipping included     
'Made in Japan' hallmarked cigarette box and 3 ashtray set.
Metal, some wear. No box.

Item name: cigarette
Price:  4,990 yen        

shipping included    
Two comfort bags sent to soldiers on the front lines. The one on the left is printed. The other, handmade.
LEFT: 'Comfort bag.' Army star & Navy anchor. Heavily wrinkled and soiled. Cotton, I think.
RIGHT: The hand-sewn inscription reads 'We pray for the soldiers who protect our country.' The reverse has an inscription that says 'Miyagi Prefecture,
Kami District, Nakaniida Town. Shukutoku Watsu Sewing School. Shimada Mitsuko.' The latter is a female name, probably a child or young woman who
made the bag for an unknown soldier. These were usually shipped out to random soldiers and were filled with various sundries.

Item name: Comfort
Price:  2,990 yen        

shipping included             sold
Soldier passbook (techo). Belonged to Nozawa Seiji. The initial entry page shows he was a field artilleryman in the Osaka
Division, 27th Regiment. His rank was Second Class Private.
The earliest date I can see is 1942; the latest, 1943.
I can give no further translations, sorry.
All hand-written inscriptions are shown here.

Item name: Nozawa
Price:  5,990 yen        

shipping included             
Nice post-war veteran medal with kiri wood case. This is the replica Great East Asia War Dispatch Medal (established in 1944).

Item name: Great
Price:  4,990 yen        

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5 different badge from the Imperial Military Reservist Association. Nice conditions, but no cases.

Item name: Reservist
Price:  3,990 yen        

shipping included