marked japanese reservist badge

  1. Imperial Military Reservist Association Badges marked with "本 inside the oval"/帝国在郷軍人会章本部製

    The lion's share (if not all) of badges made after 1936 have this mark. "本 inside the oval". But what 本 stands for? Original wooden case for the membership badge which will help answer this question. 本部製 - Made by Headquarters So 本 stands for 本部 - Headquarters of Military...