Japanese Lieutenant Colonel wearing an Order of the Rising Sun, Order of the Sacred Treasure and other medals.
Manchurian Incident Medal
Imperial Japanese Decorations
China Incident War Medal
WWI Victory Medal
My Cool Old Stuff
Japanese First Private wearing his Order of the Sacred Treasure, China Incident Medal, and an unidentified medal.
Award document for the Order of the Sacred Treasure Eighth Class
Order of the Sacred Treasure
I was told by a friend years ago that in order to receive a medal in the Japanese military a soldier had to die twice. While that is a little bit of an exaggeration it was difficult. The Japanese government did not issue medals as many medals as the Germans, British, or Americans there are a number of interesting awards.
Order of the Rising Sun Seventh Class
Order of the Rising Sun Eighth Class
Russo-Japanese War Medal