Original Japan WWII Imperial Japanese Navy Medal and Insignia Grouping - 8 Items

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Group of 8 Available. The Imperial Japanese Navy was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 to 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's surrender in World War II. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) was formed between 1952–1954 after the dissolution of the IJN.

The Items Featured In This Grouping:

- x2 IJN Cadet Shoulder Boards: The shoulder boards are all black felt with a leather backing. The single bullion anchor identifies these boards as being used by a cadet. During an average course of four years, cadets at the Imperial Naval Academy were taught various subjects in naval science such as seamanship, navigation, and gunnery, as well as general education subjects. The training program stressed physical fitness and toughness and placed great emphasis on the traditional Japanese military values of loyalty, courtesy, valor, and simplicity.

- x2 Kaigun-chūsa (Captain) Collar Tabs: Both rank tabs are in lovely condition and appear to have been unused. There is minor wear present with minor fading.

- IJN Naval Officer Visor Cap Cockade: The cockade is a lovely bullion wire embroidered with Japanese Naval Anchor insignia surrounded by Laurel leaves and white Chrysanthemum on top. Most of the colors and stitching are intact.

- Japanese Army Officer Pilot Wings: Now this is a rather scarce example! The wing is made of blue embroidered wool and has a small bronze/golden three-dimensional star at its center, 3 ¼” in total length, with nice padded backing, in slightly worn condition.

- 1931–1934 China Incident War Medal: The medal is in lovely condition with a beautiful dark patina. The China Incident Medal (Sina jihen jugun kisho) medal was created by Imperial Edit No. 496 on July 27, 1939 and awarded for service in China at any time from the 12th through the 20th years of the Shōwa period — Shōwa 12-20 (1937–1945). The decoration was abolished in 1946 by government ordinance No. 177.

Although the Japanese government still uses “China Incident” in formal documents, media in Japan often paraphrase it with other expressions like Japan-China Incident (日華事変 Nikka jihen) or (日支事変 Nisshi jihen). The word Shina is now construed by China as a derogatory term.

- Japanese Order of the Sacred Treasure 7th Class Medal: The Order of the Sacred Treasure (瑞宝章, Zuihō-shō) is a Japanese order, established on 4 January 1888 by Emperor Meiji as the Order of Meiji. From 1888 to 2003 it was awarded in 8 classes, with a gold-striped very pale blue ribbon. Originally a male-only decoration, the order has been made available to women since 1919; it is awarded for both civil and military merit, though of a lesser degree than that required for the conferment of the Order of the Rising Sun.

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