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.


​WWI Medal

Award document for the Order of the Sacred  Treasure                                                              Eighth Class

Order of the Sacred Treasure

​               Eighth Class

​​​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