I think its a Japanese military policemans cape. However the ones I have seen are brown, and yours looks gray, (assuming the colour is correctly reproduced in the pictures) so I would like someone elses opinion to confirm. The rank insignia is for sergeant major.
It is brown.
any idea of value?
thank you so much for your help.
No im sorry I really dont know the value, but it is not a common item and would certainly interest quiet a few collectors. I have just found it in 'Uniforms and equipment of the Imperial Japanese army in WW2' by Mike Hewitt, and I can confirm it is a military policemans cape.
Great, i like it! also still wear a nice NCO collar tabs.
Thanks for your help, I have posted it on Ebay, but not getting much attention.