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.
A 6th Class Sacred Treasure award document, dated Taisho 14 [1925].
1. Through the honor of the immortal Emperor,
the Empire of Japan bestows this award.
2. 5th Rank Koguma Yugote
4. Jimmu Emperor Year 2585 [1925], Taisho 14
[1925] November 25th, Tokyo Imperial Shrine
1. Taisho 14 [1925] November 25th
2. Award Medal Department General Chairman, 3rd Rank and Holder
of the 2nd Class Sacred Treasure Usami Katsuo
3. Great Japan, Imperial Award Medal Department
4. This medal has been recorded as number #666607
5. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the 5th Class Rising
Sun and 4th Class Sacred Treasure Kouyama Satoshi
6. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the 6th Class Rising
Sun Ide Kou
A 4th Class Sacred Treasure award document, dated Showa 5 [1930].
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.
1. Through the honor of the immortal Emperor, the Empire of Japan
bestows this award.
2. 5th Rank, 5th Class Sacred Treasure Koguma Yugote
3. Order of the Sacred Treasure 4th Class
4. Jimmu Emperor Year 2591 [1930], Showa 5 [1930] January 20th,
Tokyo Imperial Shrine
2. Award Medal Department General Chairman, 4th Rank and Holder
of the 2nd Class Sacred Treasure Shimojo Yasumaro
3. Great Japan, Imperial Award Medal Department
4. This medal has been recorded as number #718410
5. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the 5th Rank Ide Kou
Below are two 1930s documents awarded to the same person. Above
are close-ups of the two color representations of the medals.
1. The Emperor of the Great Japanese Empire, preserved by heaven and
sure to reign through his descendants for all eternity, awards

2. Holder of the 7th Junior Rank [usually First Lieutenant] and the 8th


3. The 7th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure medal

4. Jimmu Emperor Year 2599 [1939], Showa 14 [1939] March 23rd
1. Showa 14 [1939] March 23rd


3. This medal has been recorded as #139866

5. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the Senior 5th Rank
and 4th Class Sacred Treasure Ubemiya Kouhei
1. The Emperor of the Great Japanese Empire, preserved by heaven and sure to
reign through his descendants for all eternity, awards

2. Holder of the 7th Junior Rank [usually First Lieutenant] Ino Benkichi

3. The 8th Class Order of the Sacred Treasure medal

4. Jimmu Emperor Year 2596 [1936], Showa 11 [1936] September 8th
1. Showa 11 [1936] September 8th

2. Award Medal Department General Chairman, 3rd Rank
and Holder of the 1st Class Sacred Treasure Shimojo
Yasumaro

3. This medal has been recorded as #918329

5. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the Senior
6th Rank and 6th Class Sacred Treasure Ohba Shigeyuki


The black type is the text you will see on the main documents, and the red type shows what
types of information should be written (such as name, rank, award class, etc.) and where this
should be written.

Although both are almost the same, there are two differences. One has the phrase 'First Award'
crossed out in purple (top document, 2nd column from the right), probably because this wasn't
the recipient's first award.

The 2nd difference is the block of red type to the far left. One has it (the top one that was with the
Golden Kite document) and one doesn't. It says 'When one is awarded a higher class of medal,
the previously awarded document number must be affixed to the submitted resume.'
Two official Japanese government permission documents allowing the person to wear foreign
medals. In this case, they are both Manchukuo medals and the person is the same: Army
Cavalry Sergeant-Major Kai Yonekichi. The document to the left is for the Order of the
Auspicious Clouds 7th Class (dated May 9, 1934), and the one to the right is for the Manchukuo
National Foundation Merit Medal (dated March 1, 1934).
Dated Showa 15 [1940] April 29. From the
Decorations Bureau. It shows that Sergeant
Yamaguchi Kikuma received the 7th Class
Order of the Rising Sun, as well as a
monetary award of 400 yen for bravery in the
China Incident.
Award Documents
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