Award Documents
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This is the original notification document for the 7th Class Sacred
Treasure medal. This medal was awarded to Hayashi Takeo.

The top right area has the Imperial paulonia leaves crest watermark.

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

1. Award #1521222.

2. Hayashi Takeo. Holder of the 8th Class Rising Sun

3. Awarded the 7th Class Sacred Treasure

4. Showa 17 [1942] October 10.

5. Awards & Medals Department
This is the original notification document for the 8th Class Rising
Sun medal and also a declaration of a monetary award that
accompanied the medal. This medal was awarded to IJA Infantry
Superior Private Hayashi Takeo.

The top right area has the Imperial paulonia leaves crest watermark.

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

1. IJA Infantry Superior Private Hayashi Takeo.

2. For Bravery in the China Incident, an award of the 8th Class
Rising Sun White Paulonia Leaves medal as well as money in the
amount of 300 yen is awarded.

3. Showa 15 [1940] April 29.

5. Awards & Medals Department General Chairman, Holder of the
3rd Class Rising Sun and 1st Class Sacred Treasure, Shimojo
Yasumaro [He held this position from 1929 to 1940.]
This is the original notification document for a declaration of a monetary award that accompanied the 1894-5 War Dispatch
medal. This medal was awarded to IJA Infantry Superior Private Watanabe Heisaku. You can see his medal award document
at the bottom of
the 1894-5 China War Dispatch Medal page.

The top right area of this document has the Imperial paulonia leaves crest watermark, and in the lower right corner there is
another watermark.

Here is a translation of the document.

''IJA Infantry Superior Private Watanabe Heisaku. For Bravery in the Meiji 27-8 [1894-5] Years War, a cash award in the amount
of 300 yen is awarded. Meiji 30 [1897] April 1.''

The last column is the official approving the award: ''Awards & Medals Department General Chairman, Holder of the 3rd Class
Rising Sun and 1st Class Sacred Treasure, Viscount Ogyu Yuzusuru.''
Golden Kite Pension Notification document. This was for a 7th Class
Golden Kite award. The pension bonus was 150 yen. It appears that this
was added to the monthly pension payments.

This document is dated Showa 2 [1927] May 19th.
An Army Appreciation document given to a company named Yamato Tickets
(Stocks?). The document states that the company sponsored a performance
for the injured and wounded on March 10, 1939, which was Army
Commemorative Day. This document is dated the same. The three awarding
authorities are the 6th Division Commander, the Kumamoto Prefecture
Governor, and Kumamoto City Mayor.
1. The Japanese Emperor awards

2. Sato Teruo

3. The 6th Class Order of the Sacred
Treasure medal

4. Showa 20 [1945] January 15th. Called to
the Imperial Palace.
1. Showa 20 [1945] January 15th.

2. Award Medal Department General
Chairman, Seto Yasuji

3. This medal has been recorded as
#1762817

5. Award Medal Department Secretary,
Murata [???]
within the presentation case.
within the presentation case.


The inscribed paper wraps sometimes survive, but the thinner paper is almost
always lost.

The example shown here is the
2600th National Foundation Anniversary medal.
Translation coming soon...
Graduation certificate for the Imperial Army Central Cadet Corps, a military academy for youth.
The students were about 12-13 years old.

Awarded to Mori Ichiro.
Dated Meiji 45 [1912] May 30.