Seamans blue peaked field cap : Imperial Japanese Navy

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number REL28435
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Headdress
Physical description Cotton; Wool
Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Date made c 1940-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Japanese seaman's soft peaked field cap in dark blue cotton drill. There are three ventilation eyelets on either side of the crown. There is a row of top stitching around the lower edge of the cap and three rows of top stitching around the edge of the peak to stiffen it. A gold wool embroidered anchor badge is attached to the centre front of the cap. The inside of the cap is lined with blue pin striped cotton and there is a thicker cotton band around inside edge.

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