A stunning, unique in the world kimono depicting inside Japanese Military medals and a war ship scene from the Battle of Shanghai between Japan and China in 1937. This kimono belonged to a wounded reservist re-assigned to supervise civilian war workers in the munitions/arms factories.
On July 7, 1937, a battle was sparked between Japanese and Chinese troops at Lugouqiao, or the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. This conflict between the two nations developed into a full-scale war known as the Second Sino-Japanese war. What happened during the Japanese occupation has been heavily disputed by Japanese academia. Photographs and film footage used as evidence of the massacre have been proven to be fabricated, spliced, or falsely captioned by the Chinese.
Medals depicted on this kimono: Order of the Rising Sun, established in 1875 as Japan’s first national decoration, The Order of the Sacred Treasure (established in January of 1888, was awarded to either military or civilian personnel for long and distinguished service), The Order of the Golden Kite, established in February of 1890, was a purely military award for bravery or leadership, Japanese Navy Marksman badge.
Inscription reads: Peace of Shanghai.
All stunningly, perfectly woven. Superb!
Made of fine Japanese plain wave silk. Period: 1930-1959.
Excellent for wall display. Item is 100% authentic. Opt for a wall display that is dramatic and easy. The war scene interior, woven, of this garment can be displayed due to its fine ornamentation. Kimono are usually displayed, most often with the front panels spread to show the full width and continuous design of these pieces.
Condition: Excellent vintage. Time patina and signs of pre-ownership are visible. Foxing is inherent with silk and age. Kimono has not been cleaned, it is sold as found in Japan. Kimono condition note: We endeavor to auction kimonos that are superior both in terms of aesthetics as well as condition, however, the fact is that the vast majority of extant vintage and rare kimonos have small imperfections due to age and use. Such slight imperfections that exist within many of the rare and unique garment art-pieces show-cased in our store are considered understandable and acceptable to most. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Provenance: Private collection, Kyushu island, Japan. All, authentic Japanese vintage, unique kimono or other objects have been acquired by my husband and I, assisted by a Japanese specialist, while we lived in Japan for 5 years.
This is a collectors’ item, authentic and unique. Many different factors determine prices. First: age, rarity, and condition. Second: aesthetics. Since in Japan the best kimono have always been considered textile art, kimono prices can vary as much as do prices on paintings. Thus, beautiful and rare kimono command a premium.
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War Medals Kimono 1937 Military Propaganda Battle of Shanghai
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