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Japanese ID disk with many characters - officer? named?

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    I saw this tag for sale and found it interesting in that it has many characters and not many dashes. Any comments welcomed. Not sure of orientation so tried to save pic in two different orientations.
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    Pretty sure the 2nd photo is the correct orientation. Not sure what you mean by dashes. I don't read Kanji but there are others here that do and may be able to help.

    Looks like this one was cleaned or maybe just the flash (?).

    Here is mine for comparison...

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    青森県三戸町
    Aomori-ken Sannohe-machi
    Aomori Prefecture, Sannohe Village

    [edit: your tag uses the older kanji for prefecture: .
    > ]


    六日町二五

    Muikamachi Nijyugo
    Muikamachi #25
    [this name implies it was a village that once was allowed a market on the 6th day; 六日 "Mui-ka" means "The Sixth day". Japanese use native numbering for calendar Days 1~10 and the 20th]

    岩間安次郎
    Iwama Yasujiro

    --Guy
    Last edited by ghp95134; 10-22-2014 at 03:08 AM.

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    by dashes I mean symbols for numbers . horizontal lines.

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    Quote by ghp95134 View Post
    青森県三戸町
    Aomori-ken Sannohe-machi
    Aomori Prefecture, Sannohe Village

    [edit: your tag uses the older kanji for prefecture: .
    > ]


    六日町二五

    Muikamachi Nijyugo
    Muikamachi #25
    [this name implies it was a village that once was allowed a market on the 6th day; 六日 "Mui-ka" means "The Sixth day". Japanese use native numbering for calendar Days 1~10 and the 20th]

    岩間安次郎
    Iwama Yasujiro

    --Guy
    so based on this would you say it is not a military ID tag? It was being sold together with the stamp set I asked about in another thread.

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    I'll let the collectors and experts opine; it is beyond the scope of my knowledge.

    --Guy

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    I suppose it is possibly an officer's tag -- tags for officers tended to have names and sometimes addresses. A critical piece of info. for me however whenever I study an officer tag is if rank is present as well. No rank is present on the tag and it relegates this particular example to the "possible" zone. It is plausible that an enlisted soldier could have used a blank tag to carve his info. and carry it around. While there are basic regulations concerning information that is supposed to be on a tag and how it is arranged, variations of tags are myriad in the way of stamp style, type of unit info added, etc. This could well fall into the officer tag realm as well. That is why I look for details that are present to banish any doubt about what they represent. I have one officer tag in my collection with the full name, regiment, and rank (taken off of Bougainville). I know without a doubt and in a nut shell what I have and where it came from. Long story short, the tag in question has a name and address on it -- the officer route is possible, but not definite.


    Tom

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