Japanese WW2 Thousand Stitch Belt
During WW2, the families of Japanese servicemen would obtain belts, onto which each person sewed one of a thousand stitches. The belts were purchases blank, and the name of the bearer was added.
Once complete, the soldier wore the belt under his uniform, and was gave immunity to injury in battle. The belt is folded in half, bearing stitches, with coins additionally sewn in. The whole is held closed by domes. Each end bears a tie tag. VGC overall.