Japanese Tunic Real?

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Japanese Tunic Real?

Post by Xander Chia » 29 Oct 2022 04:30

Hello everyone!

I stumbled across this item and was thinking about purchasing it. However upon closer inspection, something seemed off. The material looks to be either too new or that it’s a totally different material than normal. What confuses me is that the inside looks old, it’s just the outside that looks odd. On top of that the buttons look very new and the rank badges look kinda off to me, especially the way they’re attached to the collar. I am a beginner so I’m not too sure if there’s actually something amiss or I’m just being too skeptical.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Japanese Tunic Real?

Post by von thoma » 29 Oct 2022 10:18

Hello Xander Chia ;

I agree

Japanese militaria is not my strong area, but by some reasons ( no japanese markings, cloth, sewing, general state )
it look like a modern repro of a Japanese winter tunic type 98, perhaps for reenactment purposes.
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Re: Japanese Tunic Real?

Post by Xander Chia » 30 Oct 2022 02:47

von thoma wrote:
29 Oct 2022 10:18
Hello Xander Chia ;

I agree

Japanese militaria is not my strong area, but by some reasons ( no japanese markings, cloth, sewing, general state )
it look like a modern repro of a Japanese winter tunic type 98, perhaps for reenactment purposes.
Thanks for the reply von thoma!
It is not my strong area as well but from the handful of examples I’ve seen online, they don’t have manufacturer tags but instead an ink stamp. This piece does have that but I did not include in my original post as I wanted opinions on the item itself without considering markings.
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Re: Japanese Tunic Real?

Post by von thoma » 30 Oct 2022 03:30

This piece does have that but I did not include in my original post as I wanted opinions on the item itself without considering markings.
In this case I was wrong, it is an original Japanese winter tunic, as well as the patches seemed to me good ones.
Practically new, hardly used.

See another example with pants ; https://www.ima-usa.com/products/origin ... 4850126917
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