This new book is the first in any language to attempt documentation and identification of the non-governmental awards of Imperial Japan. The use of over 560 color illustrations of actual badges, medals, documents, sake cups and bottles brings to the reader an idea of the vast potential of this fascinating area of collecting. Coverage includes civil defense, veteran, fire brigade, police, Red Cross, naval and air associations, patriotic women’s groups, along with military maneuvers and training commemoratives. There is even a section dedicated to door and gatepost badges!
In the Name of a Living God will be a useful addition to the libraries of collectors and historians alike.