Award Documents
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This is an original award document for an 8th Class Sacred Treasure medal. Note that this isn't the
presentation document; it is an official document showing that the person received the medal. (Each recipient
would get both the award document and the presentation document, as well as the medal, of course.)

To the upper right is an Imperial Paulonia Leaves crest watermark, and on the bottom left is another
watermark: a cherry blossom outline with the kanji for STAMP in the center. The purple stamp on the reverse
reads 'Meiji 39 [1906] October 2.'

Here is a translation.

Army Infantry First Class Private Fujii Kichitaro, For Brave War Service during the Meiji 37-8 Years War [the
1904-5 Russo-Japanese War], the named person has received the 8th Class Sacred Treasure. [Dated] Meiji
39 [1906] April 1. [Signed] Award Medal Department General Chairman Viscount Ogyuu Yuzuru [more
famously known as Matsudaira Norikata, one of the founders of the Japan Red Cross].'
Next is the original presentation document for the Japanese 4th Class Rising Sun Medal. This medal was
awarded to Kawakubo Hikojiro, holder of the 7th Class Golden Kite.

At the bottom center of the document is a color representation of the medal, which make these documents
wonderful for display.

Above is the Imperial mum crest, and the border has alternating Imperial mums and paulonia leaves. In the
upper right is an Imperial Crest watermark.

In one of the pictures I have added red numbers, and here is a translation. (Of course, the numbers are not on
the actual document.)

1. RECIPIENT: Kawakubo Hikojiro.

2. AWARD: Rising Sun 4th Class Medal.

3. IMPERIAL DATE: Year 2594 [1934]

4. REIGN DATE: Showa 9 [1934] April 29.
This is a salary notification given to new employees to show
how much one will be making. It is not a contract, just a formal
declaration of the amount and a proof of employment. The
company is Hitachi Aircraft Parts, Chiba Branch. This company
made different kinds of engines and other machine parts for
the airplane factories like Mitsubishi. The most famous engine
that came from the Hitachi Chiba Branch is the
Tsu 11 engine,
used in the
Ohka Flying Bomb kamikaze planes
Given to a man named Ata Mutsuo.
The document is dated August 13, 1944.
General Morioka Morishige. Given to a man named Takahashi [?].
General Morioka Morishige. Given to a man named Takahashi [?].

The document is dated July 14, 1938.
Rare award document from the Japan National Defense Association. It shows that
the recipient completed a course of studies to become an official member of the
group. There are many names, and these are Army and Navy officers. The main
authority is Army General Morioka Morishige. Given to a man named Kishi Genji.
The document is dated February 20, 1936.
Sato Teruo.
Achieved Junior 7th Rank.
[The military equivalent is 1st Lieutenant.]
Showa 10 [1935] September 16
Imperial Palace Prime Minister's Office Yuasa Kurahei.

[Yuasa lived from 1874 to 1940.]
Sato Teruo.
Achieved Senior 7th Rank.
[The military equivalent is Captain.]
Showa 12 [1937] March 15.
Imperial Palace Prime Minister's Office
Matsuhira Tsuneo.

[Matsuhira lived from 1877 to 1949.]
This is a document given to those who donated a sum money
that wasn't large enough to be given a Medal of Honor.

TRANSLATION: 'Merit Award, Nakamura Matasaburou. For
donating money for the China Incident. Showa 14 [1939]
October 7. Awards and Medals Bureau General Chairman,
Shimojo Yasumaro, Holder of the 2nd Junior Rank, and the 1st
Class [Rising Sun or Sacred Treasure].
Imperial crest watermark
Official notification document from the Decorations
Bureau. The imperial paulonia leaves crest watermark
is in the upper right corner.
This is for the 7th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.
Given to Ichida Tomoji on August 19, 1942.
The upper right inscription shows the medal number.
This one is 144565.
Official notification document from the Decorations
Bureau. The imperial paulonia leaves crest watermark
is in the upper right corner.
This is for the 8th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.
Given to Chiba Kiyomi on May 17, 1944.
The upper right inscription shows the medal number.
This one is 321529.
This is a certificate for an Army gymnastics
tournament held in Nagoya. Awarded to Army
Second Lieutenant Tsuchiya Heima on June
21, 1907. He received the first place award in
the tournament. The awarding authorities
were Major Tabe and Lieutenant Colonel
Nishikawa.
This is a certificate for a rifle shooting
tournament held in Nagoya. Awarded to Army
Second Lieutenant Tsuchiya Heima on June
20, 1907. He received the first class badge,
yet he only ranked 26th best in the
tournament. The awarding authorities were
Major Tabe and Lieutenant Colonel
Nishikawa.