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This came with a recently acquired medal lot, a small (18mm square) lapel pin in a 6.3x8.8 cm kiri wood box.

I assume it to be maritime because of the ships wheel in the centre, and it was identified as a 'badge for "Seki Toku Sho" by the vendor.

The reverse of the pin has the three large characters on the box above the screw post and the 5 smaller characters below the post and 'SILVER' stamped at the bottom.

Does anyone know what organisation/company 'Seki Toku Sho' might be? A quick Google came up with a few companies with a similar name but none with obvious maritime connections that I could see.

Thank you for any suggestions


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25 minutes ago, Ynsman said:

Does anyone know what organisation/company 'Seki Toku Sho' might be?

This is not the name of the organization but name of the badge /Sekitoku shō/.

積徳章 - stacked/accumulated virtue badge

日本顕彰会 /Nihon kenshō-kai/ - Japan honoring association 

P.S. Photo of reverse of the badge wouldn`t hurt so others can use this thread as reference. And we gonna need better quality photos of inscriptions next time ;) 


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Thank you  very much for that.

It turns out that the Nihon Kensho-kai is a Nichiren buddhist lay organisation, and was only known by that name between 1978 and 1996, so that gives us a rough date for the badge. It also explains the 'ships wheel', my misidentification of the Wheel of the Law 🙄

Sorry about the images but they were just quick snaps with my mobile, as is the attached one of the reverse of the badge.

Thanks again


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