Japanese WW2 National Foundation Event Badge 2

Two days ago I showed a Japanese WW2 National Foundation Event badge from 1934, and today I’ll introduce a similar badge from 1933. Many of the design elements are the same.

Japanese WW2 National Foundation Event Badge

There are actually two items here, but one is just a ribbon. It is dated the same as the ribboned badge, though. The paulonia wood box is longer than the one included on the previously-shown badge. Inscribed ‘National Foundation’ on the obverse (within the Imperial Sacred Mirror outline) and on the reverse ‘Imperial Year 2593 [1933], Showa 8 [1933], National Foundation Festival Official’s Badge.’

The inscription on the paulonia wood box: ‘Showa 8 [1933], National Foundation Festival Official’s Badge.’ The inscription on the ribbon: ‘Ceremony Division Official.’

The ribbon to the left is labeled ‘Showa 8 [1933], National Foundation Festival Official.’ I guess it designated a different official.  There is no metal device attached and it looks as though there never was one.

The top suspension device is exactly the same as on the 1934 badge, which strongly suggests that the maker of the two badges was the same:

japanese ww2 badge medal

Here is the obverse of the main bronze badge:

japanese ww2 badge medal

I included this badge in my previous post to illustrate the use of the Imperial Regalia design figures, the mirror, sword, and jewels. Here is the reverse:

japanese ww2 badge medal

A simple inscription design. See above for a translation. I have a couple more National Foundation event badges on my site. CLICK HERE if you are interested in seeing them.

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