Iíve finally got round to posting this, hoko-bukuro which I picked up in Japan earlier this year and I was pretty pleased when I found it and bought it based on just opening the bag without looking at all the contents.
It has a wide range of personal items I believe from fallen soldier that had been returned to the family.
Contents include, photo, wooden return label, military ID/handbook book and what I believe to be talismans from temples
Various field manuals, army diary (unused) and some motivational reading.
I did some asking around on some of the things and as it was explained to me this is draft notice
This is a document that details the draft process with guidelines from saying goodbye to family through visit to temple, what to bring etc.
Being relatively new to collecting Japanese militaria and slightly ignorant on some aspect of tradition, I was bit surprised to find the contents of these envelopes
I would welcome any comments or corrections to my understanding or requests for better photos.