Battle of Shimushu

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 18 Jun 2020 12:09

Thank you very much!

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 07 Mar 2021 03:07

Can you find out what is written on this seal?
The find was made on the island of Matua.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 07 Mar 2021 04:47

不自惜身命. It is a word from 蓮華経(Lotus Sutra).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Sutra

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 07 Mar 2021 06:05

Many thanks
Could it be a priest's seal or just an amulet?

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 07 Mar 2021 08:04

It is an amulet.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 07 Mar 2021 10:31

And thank you again.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 10 Mar 2021 15:29

Medical finds from the island of Matua. Can the inscription be translated?
And is there a detailed description of the medical equipment of the Japanese army?

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 10 Mar 2021 15:48

And another question about Japanese dishes, which are often found on Shumshu and Matua in the locations of Japanese military personnel.
Ceramic dining sets in white with blue stars, very good workmanship, are they exclusively officers' accessories?
(pictured above in a row, upside down and broken)


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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Mar 2021 02:12

FreyFox wrote:
10 Mar 2021 15:29
Medical finds from the island of Matua. Can the inscription be translated?
Large tube of iodine tincture

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Mar 2021 02:23

FreyFox wrote:
10 Mar 2021 15:48
Ceramic dining sets in white with blue stars, very good workmanship, are they exclusively officers' accessories?
To me, they look ordinary 茶碗(tea bowl). In the army, privates used metal bowls. So, they would be used by officers.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Mar 2021 06:19

Thank you very much
Everywhere they write that these are officer sets of dishes ...

I wonder if there are catalogs or tables describing the types of these dishes?

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Mar 2021 07:57

See below. Though they are replica, they are a set of IJA tableware.
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These are,
soup bowl, rice bowl
tea bowl, dish

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Mar 2021 11:43

Yes, these are exactly what are found next to the ruins of the barracks. (in the photo of the barracks in the area of the Four Mountains, Shumshu)

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Mar 2021 11:48

Akira Takizawa wrote:
11 Mar 2021 07:57
Though they are replica,
There are three wholes, rice, tea and dishes, all except the soup)
And many broken ones.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Mar 2021 13:35

During the war, they were earthen to save metal. So, they were easily broken.

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