Some of my Japanese collection. These items were given to me by a Marine veteran who recovered them from a cave during the Iwo Jima battle. Of particular interest is the homemade water bottle and good luck talisman kept in a waterproof cigarette holder. It has a cut lock of hair inside. Other items are metal and wooden dogtags, toothbrush, sewing kit, fuse of some kind, a Spanish American era US spoon, saki bottle, a bugle picked up in Saipan, wrist compass, religious bell, chop sticks, and Navy marked bowl.
The grenades pictured are not part of this Marine's pickups. He served on Iwo Jima in tanks and was the father to a girl I went to high school with. He went through the war landing in the Marshalls, the Marianas, and the Bonins. His platoon commander later became the governor of Oklahoma...lending great confusion to all of us as children when once a year our classmate would be featured in the local newspaper sitting on the lap of Oklahoma's governor.