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'Yokosuka Navy Air Squadron, 40th Class, Upper Class Aircraft Maintenance Skills, Cadet Graduation Commemorative, 2600 [1940].'

I translated 'Seibi Jutsu' as maintenance skills, seibi meaning equipment. Not sure if that is the correct translation.

Interesting piece Rich!

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well now, looks like someone picked it up for $150! Turns out it was listed in the Peterson book too right after the proficiency badges section...

Turns out it was also listed in Paul Murphy and Steven Ackley book

“In the Name of Living God", page 55

:)

Cheers,

Nick

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My apologies for the condition of the badge... :whistle:

:lol:

Rich, your watch fob is in mint condition - I was talking about the Yokosuka Arsenal Technical Skills badge.

The one that started it all. Looks like it was described in two books ;)

Cheers,

Nick

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Rich, your watch fob is in mint condition - I was talking about the Yokosuka Arsenal Technical Skills badge.

The one that started it all. Looks like it was described in two books ;)

Cheers,

Nick

Just found a reference to the Yokosuka badge in one of my Japanese references.

Seems as though it came in 3 classes. The 1st class was silver with the kanji in gold. The 2nd was bronze with the kanji in gold. The 3rd was iron with gold kanji.

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Referring back to the 1st post in this thread, here's a photograph of my small collection of Arsenal Honorary Awards (Technical Skill, Long Service, Good Conduct)

名誉章制式

Honorary Badge System

技術 - Technical Skills

横須賀海軍施設部

Yokosuka

Navy Facility Section

1st class

38mm x 32mm / 18.1gm

橫須賀海軍工廠

Yokosuka

Naval Arsenal

1st class

38mm x 32mm / 17.2gm

廣海軍工廠

Hiro

Naval Arsenal

2nd class

33mm x 25mm / 12gm

 

動續 - Long Service

横須賀海軍工廠

Yokosuka

Naval Arsenal

1st class

32mm dia. / 16.5gm

横須賀海軍工廠

Yokosuka

Naval Arsenal

2nd class

29mm dia. / 11.1gm

佐世保海軍工廠

Sasebo

Naval Arsenal

2nd class

29mm dia. / 9.8gm

 

海軍工廠

Kure

Naval Arsenal

3rd class

24mm dia. / 9.8gm

善行 - Good Conduct

海軍航空技

Naval Air Technical

2nd class

30mm x 22mm / 7.1gm

 

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Silver 1st Class

Photograph of 3 Long Service Badges

Bronze 2nd Class

Iron 3rd Class

 

 

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Nice badges.

All round service badges are made by Suya Shoten workshop.

Pretty soon I hope to launch my website devoted to Asian medals, order and badges (Imperial Japan and satellite states, Imperial China, Korea (1900-1910), Persia and probably early days (pre 1917) of Mongolian orders. Special section will be devoted to Imperial Russia awards. Workshops marks and labels, variations, original regulations, documents. Stuff like that. A special section will be devoted to these badges (I have about a dozen of them in my collection but any additional high quality photos of such material are more that welcome).

So watch this space ;) 

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Nick, looking forward to your new and (I'm sure) very informative website.  In the meantime, here are images of my Arsenal Honorary Badges and then some additional information.

 

 

Yokusuka Tech 1st.JPG

Yokusuka 1st (r).JPG

Yokusuka Tech 1st (gold).JPG

Yokusuka Tech 1st (gold)(r).JPG

Hiro Tech 2nd (2).JPG

Hiro Tech  (r).JPG

Hiro Tech 2nd cased.JPG

Hiro Tech 2nd case.JPG

Hiro Tech 2nd lid.JPG

Yokusuka LS 1st (2).JPG

Yokusuka LS 1st (r).JPG

Yokuska LS 2nd.JPG

Yokusuka LS 2nd (r).JPG

Yokusuka LS 2nd in case.JPG

Yokusuka LS 2nd Case.JPG

Sasebo LS 2nd (2).JPG

Sasebo LS 2nd (r).JPG

Kure LS 3rd.JPG

Kure LS 3rd (r).JPG

Naval GC.JPG

Naval GC (r).JPG

Naval GC in case.JPG

Naval GC case.JPG

The order of the above badges is the same as for the table I posted yesterday.

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All cases are original to the badges except this one.

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Inscription reads 

通常 - normal/regular

會員章 - membership badge

No name of the organization but I know this case  (and its manufacturer).

 

The badge that should be inside such case.

 

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真宗大谷派 - Ōtani-ha

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōtani-ha

 

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Yep, NIck - I suspected that case was wrong

Naval Arsenal Honorary Badges

 

Source images and information I have used are from :-

Orders and Medals of Japan and Associated States – Weaver & Quigley – Page 95 figs 150 & 151

In the Name of the Living God – Murphy & Ackley – Pages 54 & 55 – Figs 6.24, 6.25, 6.26, 6.27, 6.28, 6.29, 6.30

Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Uniforms and Equipment – Nakata – Page and Items numbers – 248-12, 248-15, 248-16, 255-19, 255-25, 263-11, 263-12, 263-15, 263-16, 263-19, 263-20

Richard Catalano’s excellent E-book  - Book 9 Navy Technical Badges

Master Index for Reference Articles written by Nick Komiya (warrelics.eu) - 6. Obscure badges. Naval Anchor lapel badges. Army Press Club badge.

Various posts in GMIC

 

Here’s a list of some of the Japanese source documents copied from the JACAR site;  note that some are extracted from the War Relics Forum.

 

C18010282100 – 0088, 0089, 0090, 0091, 0092

C18010282200 – 0150, 0151, 0152, 0153

C18010285700 – 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182

C18010304800 – 0504, 0505, 0506, 0507, 0508

C18010321300 – 0322, 0323                                - 27.09.1943

C18010330900 – 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167

C18010331100 – 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228

C18010350300 – 1592, 1593, 1594, 1995, 1596

War Relics Forum

Imperial Naval Academy Class Name Tags

Nick Komiya 18.06.2020

 

Navy Arsenal Technical Merit Badge

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名誉章及表彰状制式

Honorary Badge and Commendation Certificate System

名誉章制式

Honorary Badge System

一技術

One, Technology Skills Award

 

一等名譽章 / 正面圖 / , 銀燻梨地 / , 金色 / 大サ, 實物大 / 側面圖

1st class honorary badge / front view / base, silver smoked/frosted pear skin pattern / character, gold colour / size, full scale / side view

等名譽章 / 正面圖/ , / , 金色 / 大サ, 物大 / 側面圖

2nd class honorary badge / front view / base, copper / character, gold colour / size, full scale / side view

等名譽章 / 正面圖/ , / , 金色 / 大サ, 物大 / 側面圖

3rd class honorary badge / front view / base, iron / character, gold colour / size, full scale / side view

 

 

銀燻 silver smoked

梨地 (Nashiji – pear-skin pattern) is a technical term denoting a gold or silver lacquering technique.

 

means 'smoked' so the four-kanji compound means 'applied by the Nashiji technique in a silver, smoked pattern.'

1st kanji shows colour, 2nd shows pattern, last two show technique. 

 

Navy Arsenal Long Service Badges

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動續

Two, Long Service Award

 

1st , 2nd and 3rd class details same as above

 

Navy Arsenal Good Conduct Badge

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善行

Three, Good Conduct Award

 

1st , 2nd and 3rd class details same as above

 

Award Documents to follow

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I have several Arsenal documents, and have done my best to translate these, bearing in mind I have no knowledge of the Japanese language!  Constructive comments welcome.

Here's a list of the documents, by date order.

Certificate

Recipient

Date

Authorised by

Kure Naval Arsenal – Long Service Certificate

伊東謙助

Itō Kensuke

25.12.1914

 

野間口兼雄

Nomaguchi Kaneo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal – Long Service Certificate

伊東謙助

Itō Kensuke

31.10.1916

伊藤乙次郎

Itō Otojirō

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Promotion Certificate – 1st class seaman to 3rd class Petty Officer

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

01.11.1919

佐世保鎮守府

Sasebo Naval Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Naval Arsenal Attendance Certificate

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

12.02.1920

大見丙子郎

Otima Bingzilang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal – Certificate of merit

伊東謙助

Naval Engineer

Itō Kensuke

20.02.1921

森山慶三郎

Moriyama Keizaburō

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal – Certificate of merit

伊東謙助

Naval Engineer

Itō Kensuke

20.09.1921

森山慶三郎

Moriyama Keizaburō

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal Good Conduct Award

下代慶八

Hirakawa Hisaichi

15.10.1921

 

古川弘

Furukawa Hiroshi

CO Kure Arsenal

01.12.1920 – 01.08.1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Promotion Certificate – 3rd class Petty Officer to 2nd class Petty Officer

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

01.12.1921

佐世保鎮守府

Sasebo Naval Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Promotion Certificate – 2nd class Petty Officer to 1st class Petty Officer

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

01.11.1923

佐世保鎮守府

Sasebo Naval Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Naval Arsenal Proficiency Certificate

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

31.10.1925

湯地秀生

 

Hideo Yuchi

CO Sasebo Arsenal

1925 – 01.12.1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasebo Naval Arsenal Service Certificate

山口末記

Yamaguchi

Sue-ki

31.10.1926

湯地秀生

Hideo Yuchi

CO Sasebo Arsenal

1925 – 01.12.1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal - Certificate for 20 years of Service as an Engineer

平河久市

Hirakawa Kyūichi

11.02.1942

 

Kure Arsenal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal - Certificate for 2 years of Diligent Service

平河久市

Hirakawa Kyūichi

17.09.1942

 

Kure Arsenal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kure Naval Arsenal - Merit award document for being a faithful wife of a worker

工永ヒサ

Kō Ei Hisa

11.02.1944

三戸由彦

Yoshihiko Mito

CO Kure Arsenal

15.09.1943 – 01.05.1945

Hiro Naval Arsenal

 

Masaru Yamada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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伊東謙助 Itō Kensuke

25.12.1914

Awarded by 野間口兼雄 Nomaguchi Kaneo

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Award: Long Service Certificate

Date: December 25th, 1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nomaguchi Kaneo

30.03.1866 - 1943

 

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呉海軍工廠長印

 

Kure Navy Arsenal seal

 

勤續證//呉海軍工廠//組立工伊東謙助//右者我海軍二職工トシテ//五年以上勤續證セルヲ誌//メ此證狀ヲ授與ス//大正三年十二月二十五日//呉海軍工廠長海軍中,從四位,勲二等,功三,野間口兼雄

 

Service Award//Kure Navy Arsenal//Assembler, Kensuke Ito//person named on the right, is a Navy staff member who has been in continuous service for more than five years//Taisho 3rd year, 12th month, 25th day – 25th December 1914//Kure Navy Arsenal , Lieutenant General of the Navy, Junior 4th rank and holder of the 2nd order of merit (RS or ST), and the 3rd level of bravery Nomaguchi Kaneo

 

 

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 Kure Naval Arsenal – Long Service Certificate

伊東謙助 Itō Kensuke

31.10.1916

Awarded by 伊藤乙次郎Itō Otojirō

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Award: Long Service Certificate and Sakura Badge in Silver

Date: October, 31st, 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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呉海軍工廠長印

 

Kure Navy Arsenal seal

 

 

勤續證//呉海軍工廠//組立工伊東謙助//右者我海軍職工トシテ拾//年以上勤續セルヲ認メ//色單櫻花徴章ト共二此證//狀ヲ授與ス//大正五年十月三十一日//呉海軍工廠長海軍中將,從四位,勲二等,功四級,伊藤乙次郎

 

Service Award//Kure Navy Arsenal//Assembler Kensuke Ito//person named on the right, Navy technician Toshite Pickup // Service for over a year Tetsuyosu // silver single cherry blossom badge//Taisho 5th year, 10th month, 31st day – 31st October 1916//Kure Navy Arsenal,  Lieutenant General of the Navy, Junior 4th rank and holder of the 2nd order of merit (RS or ST), and the 4th level of bravery, Itō Otojirō

 

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Itō Otojirō

02.12.1866 – 27.03.1941

 

 Kure Naval Arsenal - Certificate of Merit

伊東謙助- Itō Kensuke

20.02.1921

Awarded by - 森山慶三郎 - Moriyama Keizaburō

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Award: Certificate of Merit for Naval Engineer // Date Awarded: February, 20th, 1921

General Translation: Certificate of Merit // 6th Engineering Group Engineer NAME

The above has been working on turbine wheel and axle balancing machinery for the improvement of our naval engineering works and is awarded 200 yen. (From the Kure Naval Yards)

 

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呉海軍工廠長印

 

Kure Navy Arsenal seal

 

 

褒状//組立工工手伊東謙助//右者[タルビン]翼車及軸車釣//合試驗器具ノ考案ヲ爲シ我//海軍工上神益スル所不尠//依テ金貳百圓ヲ賞與ス//大正十年二月二十日//呉海軍工廠長海軍中將,從四位,勲二等,功三級,森山慶三郎

 

Certificate of Merit//Assembly Worker Itō Kensuke//Person named on the right [????], turbine impeller and axle balancing test equipment //invented Navy Industrial????????200 yuan reward//Taisho 10th year, 2nd month, 20th day – 20th February 1921//Kure Navy Arsenal, Lieutenant General of the Navy, Junior 4th rank and holder of the 2nd order of merit (RS or ST), and the 3rd level of bravery, Moriyama Keizaburō

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Moriyama Keizaburō

1870-1944

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Here's a pdf document which contains photographs and translations of all the Arsenal documents I own.  Please note that because I have no knowledge of the Japanese/Chinese languages my translations are not complete.  Help would be appreciated.

Also, I can extract text from the pdf if anyone would like the material.

I do have a few Arsenal badges which are not honorary badges.  I'll post these later.

 

Arsenal Honorary Badge Documents.pdf

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