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Here is probably one of the finest and most original Japanese Dress uniform groupings from WWII in a private collection. A lot is contained in the grouping and I will try to be precise with everything. Everything is original to this officer and is 100% original and all original to him. The medal box has the name of a bank on the inside inscribed in gold characters. My research has shown me that this is the name of a bank that was had that name only until 1943 when it was bought out, so I believe around this time the uniform was worn for the last time. Best find is the rice paper hand written note that was folded up in the pocket. I had some of it translated (its old Japanese dialect) and it speaks of a formal dinner, what to do when you hear the gong, this officer is named and he was a speaker, then it speaks of the Emperor and doing a Banzai. A truly rare find and everything in MINT condition. This is a Lt Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army and the grouping consists of:
Tunic and Pants
Plume in tube and box (Japanese characters written on box, see photo)
Shoulder Boards in original box and onion wrap
Medal grouping in box
Sacred Treasure 6[SUP]th[/SUP] class
Rising Sun 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] or 4[SUP]th[/SUP] class
China incident medals, both
Red Cross Aluminum version
Officer Sash (in original cardboard box)
Trunk with original hang tag
Carrying straps for trunk
Feel free to ask questions, rarely will you see something of this quality up for sale. Originality is guaranteed. There are Japanese character on everything. Asking $2700 OBO. truly an amazing piece.
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