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Article about: Hello everyone, First off, I have to apologize for not having photos to accompany my question, but I was unable to take any. A friend of mine has offered me what he says is a Japanese army r

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    Hello everyone,
    First off, I have to apologize for not having photos to accompany my question, but I was unable to take any. A friend of mine has offered me what he says is a Japanese army rain coat. From a distance it looks just like the standard army rain coat, but I do not believe he is correct, since it has none of the usual military markings. Where the stamps should be is a sewn in gauze type label. It does not have the bayonet retaining strap, but instead on the back has two thin loops to retain a belt. The buttons are also the green baked clay type. Can this be a navy item or just civilian like I suspect. If I can get some photos I will try to post them. I look forward to any ideas, help or theories about this coat. Thank you in advance.
    Vic

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    Hello Vic,

    It will be hard to identify without photos, it certainly does not sound like a standard Army coat. I can show my standard raincoat for comparison. Apologies for the shadowy light, my war room has poor lighting and it is night here.

    This is a standard single breasted light cotton coat with a button-on hood. As I understand it, these were not overly popular to use as intended. Understandably I should add, as I cannot imagine it’s rain shielding attributes were too good. This example is not marked, or ink mark has faded. There is a collar tag though, showing size kanji (large) and numeral. It has a bayonet loop strap. Buttons are made from wood, the larger front lot appear dyed or lightly painted a light green; while the smaller buttons appear a natural light timber colour. There are no belt loops but two solidly sewn-in weight retaining buttons on the sides.

    Cheers
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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Hi Chris, thanks for the reply. I’m going to ask my buddy for som photos. I have an army coat as well that is identical to yours, which is beautiful by the way. Except for the differences I mentioned earlier, they look very similar. I’ve never seen a navy rain coat though, so I didn’t know if that’s what I was looking at. It could even be privately purchased by an office or just a plain old civilian model. Either way it’s cool. But I just want to have a more definitive idea of what it is before I reach for my wallet.

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    Here a version for officers

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    note the opening for the katana hook

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    here i think the name , some can translate it , thanks

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    If you like i have this who need a new owner

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    Thanks for the reply, those are both beautiful examples. I have an example of the officers model in as well, although it’s not named.

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    矢野
    Yano

    —Guy

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    thanks Guy

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