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Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum Yesterday, 10:50 AM
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Posted By GHP
Yes. Unfortunately collecting Japanese items can...

Yes. Unfortunately collecting Japanese items can be a difficult subject without lots of research. If you find something interesting, post an image here and you'll get comments from long-time...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By GHP
天保通寶

天保通寶
Tenpō Tsūhō


That's a home-made copy of the old Tenpō Tsūhō (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenp%C5%8D_Ts%C5%ABh%C5%8D) coin.
Solid 22kt?????



--Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By GHP
Image did not attach; please try again. ...

Image did not attach; please try again.


-- Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By GHP
Yup, you sure did. (^__^) -- Guy

Yup, you sure did. (^__^)




-- Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By GHP
Ryoyo informed me that many proficiency badges...

Ryoyo informed me that many proficiency badges aren't marked on the back; he linked me to Rich Catalano's site for example (http://www.imperialjapanmedalsandbadges.com/armybadPTIERges.html)s.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By GHP
Fake Kendo/Jukenjutsu Proficiency Badge?

[Cross-posting for those who do not read the other website forum]


This looks fake...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-09-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By GHP
Sorry .... You can buy them at Walmart...

Sorry ....


You can buy them at Walmart for $2.15 when in stock:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/CTM-Cotton-Japan-Sun-Flag-Bandana/48214235
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-09-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By GHP
Mr. Chen's translation is correct. ...

Mr. Chen's translation is correct.


However, this is a modern souvenir made probably in the USA ... using "Oriental-style" strokes. The kanji are correct ... just the way of the strokes is...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-07-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By GHP
Does this image from Nick Komia...

Does this image from Nick Komia (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachments/japanese-militaria/975618d1467290626-emperor-s-new-clothes-evolution-emperors-uniforms-swords-1872-1947-a-21-1taisho.jpg)'s...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By GHP
必 [kanara(zu)] You have to Iím on annual...

必 [kanara(zu)]
You have to

Iím on annual leave and am taking care of three Japanese visitors till Monday; havenít the time to do necessary research. Thanks to Rod for stepping up. thumbsup

ó...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 09-03-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By GHP
This looks similar to POW art that I've seen...

This looks similar to POW art that I've seen posted on WAF.


富士山
Fujisan
Mt. Fuji


沖縄島 藝者ガール
Okinawa-jima geisha gāru
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-31-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By GHP
Agreed. Not a Japanese sword, but a...

Agreed. Not a Japanese sword, but a Japanese-styled sword.


--Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-29-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By GHP
Pre-WW2. The earliest date is 大正二年 ...

Pre-WW2.


The earliest date is

大正二年
Taisho 2nd Year [1913]

He's proably a reservist.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-29-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By GHP
Yes, it's the Japanese "soldbuch," called ...

Yes, it's the Japanese "soldbuch," called

軍隊手帳
Guntai Techō
Army notebook


Name:
山本惣次
Yamamoto Sōji
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By GHP
Yes, but it is written from left to right: 神 〇...

Yes, but it is written from left to right:
神 〇 風


if wartime, it most likely would have been from left to right like this:
風 〇 神
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By GHP
Three classes: NCO Badge: 下士官徴章 Kashikan Kisho ...

Three classes:
NCO Badge: 下士官徴章 Kashikan Kisho

1st Class Badge: 第一種徴章 Dai Isshū Kishō
2nd Class Badge: 第二種徴章 Dai Ni Shū Kishō


Here's a GREAT article by JapanX...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By GHP
I'm not certain about authenticity ... The...

I'm not certain about authenticity ...

The name stamp is
平良
Taira
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By GHP
Restrike? It looks cast instead of die stamped. ...

Restrike? It looks cast instead of die stamped. Did they come as sew-on badges?
Hopefully we'll hear from Nick (JapanX).


I love these fencing badges.

--Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-27-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By GHP
大日本軍艦淺間 Greater Japanese Warship Asama [blue &...

大日本軍艦淺間
Greater Japanese Warship Asama [blue & purple tally]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Asama

大日本軍艦磐手
Greater Japanese Warship Iwate [red tally]...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By GHP
Please leave the blade as-is and do not attempt...

Please leave the blade as-is and do not attempt to polish or buff the blade.



--Guy
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By GHP
Seki Kaji Tōshō: Seki Smith

武田包光
Takeda Kanemitsu


Civilian name

沢田 三郎
Sawada Saburō
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By GHP
Yup, 上島 Ueshima

Yup,


上島
Ueshima
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-25-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By GHP
Showa 16 is 1941. Smith: 兼廣 Kanehiro

Showa 16 is 1941.


Smith:
兼廣
Kanehiro
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By GHP
Merdoc, What was Paul Martin's assessment...

Merdoc,


What was Paul Martin's assessment of this blade? Surely he must have said something to you about its original shape (naginata-naoshi, etc.)?


Logan, I also noticed the thinning of...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 08-23-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 929
Posted By GHP
OOooooooohhh ..... I've met Paul. Real nice and...

OOooooooohhh ..... I've met Paul. Real nice and knowledgeable fellah! Highly recommend.


--Guy
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