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My first Canteen

Article about: Hi All, Picked up my first Japanese canteen, it is a very good example, it has the been there look and still retains almost all of the original paint, the straps are worn,dirty, stained and

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    I was trying to figure out the writings on the webbing before, but without any success.


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    It looks like it COULD be either yuzai or Kozai

    ユザイ yuzai
    コザイ Kozai

    yuzai could be an oil-based medicine.
    油剤 【ゆざい】 (n) oil-based (or greasy) medicine

    Kozai could be a surname:

    古佐井 (こざい) Kozai [place]
    古在 (こざい) Kozai [surname]
    古財 (こざい) Kozai [surname]
    古戝 (こざい) Kozai [surname]
    小佐井 (こざい) Kozai [surname]
    小材 (こざい) Kozai [surname]
    小財 (こざい) Kozai [surname]


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    Thank you both for trying, even though many see this as just another canteen it will be a highly sacred and treasured part of my collection.

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    Nice example and complete of Japanese Imperial Army model. I have had a few in the years some always seem to be missing the cork or stopper. Probaly due to it could easily be lost by playing vet kids. timothy

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