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  1. It's a post war badge. The six-pointed logo arrived in 1950.
  2. On 7th Class enamel was used until 1946. Suppress enamel was not an economy choice but just a simplification.
  3. To complete missing info about these medals : On the obverse : 萬 歳 = Banzai ("10.000 Years") Into the box are the same kanji you can see on the reverse of the medal plus the Imperial date on last column to the right : 皇 紀 二 六 五 〇 年 = (Imperial year 2650 from Empire's foundation by Jimmu Tenno) 2650 - 660 = 1990. This way to show date in 1990 was really strange.... NB : all writings are written from left to right in the western way. ************************************************************* The gold one has the same writings on reverse :
  4. If you want to know something more.... Columns on the left side of the seal : "Showa 14, Month 4, Day 6" "The Director of Merit and Medal Departement, Junior 3rd Court Rank, 1st Class Merit Order, Yasumaro Shimojō" "Record nr. 195.226" "The Secretary of Merit and Medal Departement, Senior 5th Court Rank, 4th Class Merit Order, Utsunomiya Kouhei"
  5. Hello Paul, I've seen you wrote this in post #4, but I can't really understand wich are the two kanji to write "Level" and "Bravery"... Can you help me about this ? Thank You. Dan.
  6. Good morning gentlemen.... I'm working on my book about japanese Medals and Orders, but I'm encountering some difficulties to find good scans of some paper awards... So, I'm looking for owners or collector who can help me to find good images of their awards to publish on my book. I'm interested to paper awards for 1874 war medal, most of commemorative medals, Order of Chrisantemum, Pawlounia Flowers, Sacred Crown (does not matter which Class). Also some Manchukuo awards will be really welcome... As obvious, ALL contributors will be credited as owner (or simply contribu
  7. "One person who looked at it stated that if it did not have the decoration on the hilt he would say it was an American 1851 pattern possibly imported from a neutral country during Civil War by either side" It's not so. All 1851 US pattern swords have 2 suspension mount , cause it is just a cavalry sword derived from 1840 model. Au contraire, the 1840 sometimes has 1 mount, cause it was adopted by some countries for various purpose (landing foces in Japan, but also infantry and guards in other states), and this justify the only one mount. I should be wrong, but IMHO this is an infantr
  8. Hello.. The sword design is based on the cavalry sword M1840, originally derived from the French ussar's sword but later used from many heavy cavalry all over the world (common in USA civil war but also in british army, german and many others). No doubt that Japanese army never used this kind of sword. Japanese navy enacted a similar one in Meiji,3 (1870) for the first landing forces, who had uniforms and equipment derived from British Royal Navy (in IJN only the first marines group had sword with metal scabbard, and just from 1870 to 1876). Actually there's no pictures of
  9. Bingo ! It's for officier of ARMY fleet.
  10. Update. New and not confirmed infos report that it seems to be an ARMY badge for sea born troops... Other questions remain....
  11. Thanx for your answer... yes, I'm referring to this kind of badge : This should be (perharps) the Navy equivalent of large wings of Army, but scarce infos about this item seems to report wrong things (i.e. that it is a generic SNLF badge, I think false). So, my question is: Is there someone that know something more about this badge (date of regulation, ranks classes, authorized people, for which uniform is used, or... everything else) ? Thanx again. P.S. : the web, photos of army people with army wings are everywhere, but I never seen a picture with this ba
  12. Hello Is there anybody that know something about the navy version of these badges ? Is it true that they are different for CO and NCO ? Thanx for answer.
  13. It's not exactly... The left=1° and right=2° is the correct order but only if the awarded guy is a japanese soldier. So it's true ONLY if we are looking at japanese people. Foreigners who wear decorations are subordinated to respective local regulations (different by country), and Italian and german soldiers wear national orders on the left and others (foreigners) orders on their right chest. Well, I don't know which Class Badoglio was awarded to, but it's sure that Badoglio wears the Japanese Rising Sun Cross on the right for both 1° or 2° class, simply because this was th
  14. If someone is interested to this answer : Tojo's medals (Left to right in the photo) : 1. Russo-Giapponese war. 2. WW1 War (14-16 o 14-20 are the same, only difference are kanji on the back). 3. China Incident (War, not commemorative). 4. Interallied victory. 5. Enthronement Taishò. 6. Enthronement Showa. 7. Manchuria incident. 8. 2600th anniversary. 9. State's Foundation (Manchukuo) 10. Shrine Foundation (Manchukuo) 11. Silver cross - Japanese Red Cross 12. Special Member - Japanese Red Cross (same ribbon as above) 13 Merit Cross of Manchukuo Red Cross 1
  15. Good morning Guys ! I'm from Italy and I'm new on this forum, but I've an interesting question for you... The question is about awards of Admiral Nobutake Kondo. Well, everywhere is resported that Kondo was awarded with Golden Kite 3rd class and then with Golden Kite 1st, but the only pictures of him with the GK insigna seems to tell a different story. In this picture, Kondo has collar and cross, but the cross is on the right side, and this should say "2° Class" (not 1st + 3°). Look this other : Here, Kondo wears Gran Cordon of the Rising Sun, bu
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