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禁衛隊 - Imperial Guards [protecting the emperor] Corps

立命館 - Ritsumeikan [university] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritsumeikan_University

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中学校 - middle school

Under the lower loop you will find the mint mark. 

About their activities  https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/立命館禁衛隊

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I would like to know how a person would go about wearing this badge.  What function do the two C-shaped handles on the back serve?  Are they for ribbons or are they intended for suspension straps of some kind?

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In the absence of shoulder-belt or ribbon the easiest way to fix such badge to the unform will be sewing.

Next to the easiest way will be making two holes in the uniform and fixed the badge by piece of wood that fits the loops. 

 

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58 minutes ago, DRB 1643 said:

Hi Nick, so this was a school badge for students training to be in the Imperial Guards?

Tom

Tom after the end of coronation the name of this group has been retained but it became just another para-military youth organization.   

See https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/立命館禁衛隊

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