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The Emperorís New Clothes (The Evolution of the Emperor's Uniforms and Swords 1872-1947)

Article about: The Emperorís New Clothes Foreword and Warning This is a story of the evolution of uniforms worn by three generations of Japanese Emperors, Emperor Meiji, Taisho and Showa from 1872 until 19

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    Guy, I found out who made the first batch of Field Marshal Swords. At least the one presented to George the Fifth had the blade done by Sadakazu Gassan (月山貞一) and polished by Shuhachi Ishikawa (石川周八), Scabbard by Magosaburo Aoki (青木孫三郎), other decorative appointments were supervised by Shigesuke Komatsuzaki (小松崎茂助) of Suya Shoten。
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    Guy, I found out who made the first batch of Field Marshal Swords. At least the one presented to George the Fifth had the blade done by Teiichi Tsukiyama (月山貞一) ....
    Nick,

    月山貞一 is the famous swordsmith Gassan Sadakazu.

    Thanks,
    --Guy

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    Thanks, corrected. The document said he was over eighty years old, so he would have been the first generation. He died in 1918. Your ancestor also died striking the Field Marshal's sword. They already had Karoushi (過労死) those days it seems.

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    Quote by nick komiya View Post
    Thanks, corrected. The document said he was over eighty years old, so he would have been the first generation. He died in 1918. Your ancestor also died striking the Field Marshal's sword. They already had Karoushi (過労死) those days it seems.
    Or, to look at it in a "Wild Western" way: they both died with their boots on.

    Looks like the best way to go -- while doing something you love to do.

    Cheers,
    --Guy

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    Here are two posters from exhibition events at the Treasure Pavilion at the Meiji Shrine, showing two of Emperor Meiji's Army uniforms.
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    Here an enlarged version. You can see how huge the shoulder board dragons are.
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