Same as the above document, but this one is 13 years later. Note the difference in the amount of money awarded. The watermark (or perhaps
the printing) is in a slightly different position than on the earlier document.

1. IJA Infantryman 1st Class Private Shinomiya Touichi

2. For Bravery in war service, 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. Taisho 8 [1919] December 15.

5. Awards & Medals Department General Chairman, Holder of the 4th Class Rising Sun and 2nd Class Sacred Treasure, Count Kodama Hideo
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. The Emperor of the Great Japanese Empire, preserved by
heaven and sure to reign through his descendants for all eternity,
awards

2. Army Artilleryman 1st Class Private Shinomiya Mosaburo

3. The 8th Class Rising Sun White Paulonia Leaves medal

4. Jimmu Emperor Year 2566 [1906], Meiji 39 [1906] April 1

2. Great Japan, Imperial Award Medal Department.

3. This medal has been recorded as number 654987

4. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the 4th Rank
and 3rd Class Sacred Treasure Yokota [??]

5. Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder of the 6th Class
Rising Sun and 5th Class Sacred Treasure Fujii Zengen
This is a rare notice that shows that a medal was issued and mailed. It looks like it was
included in the envelope along with the medal and probably the other award documents.

Printed on thin paper.
1. Higashi, [63rd Unit  Medal?], Number 393-23
2. Mailing of Medal
3. Showa 17 [1943] December 28
4. Hayashi Yonosuke

The last column to the left (unnumbered) shows that this
was the 7th Class Sacred Treasure medal.
1. Higashi, 63rd Unit
2. Sergeant Hayashi Takeo
This appears to be for the Machine Gun Army Proficiency Badge.
1. Machine Gun, 2nd Class. 2. Badge

Full translation: "Award document. Akashika Squad [Unit? The Japanese word here is butai.] Army Infantry 1st
Class Private Manako Tatsuki. Because of skills demonstrated during the 1937 training, the person named to
the right has received the 2nd Class Machine Gun Proficiency Badge. Showa 12 [1937], December 30.
Akashika Squad Commander Army Infantry Colonel Akashika Osamu, Holder of the 5th Rank & 4th Class
Sacred Treasure."
This ID book is dated Showa 39 [1963].
the 1st Class Sacred Treasure, Shimojo Yasumaro."
the 1st Class Sacred Treasure, Shimojo Yasumaro."


The reverse has a stamp in purple ink. It looks like an inspection stamp that indicates
where this award was recorded. It says "Imperial Affairs [
jousou in Japanese] Original
Record (?), 82nd Volume (?), 1920th page."
Yasumaro."
Yasumaro."


The reverse has a stamp in purple ink. It looks like an inspection stamp that indicates where this award was
recorded. It says "Imperial Affairs [
jousou in Japanese] Original Record (?), 141st Volume (?), 39th page."
"Number 44416, Manako Tatsuki. Awarded the Order of the Sacred
Treasure, 8th Class. Showa 15 [1940], December 12. Bureau of Awards
and Medals."
"Number 212635, Holder of the 8th Class Sacred Treasure Manako Kurao.
Awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, 7th Class. Showa 18 [1943], June
9. Bureau of Awards and Medals."
Two wartime documents showing a man's promotion in Imperial Court Rank. Both are signed by
Matsudaira Tsuneo, at the time head of the Imperial Household Agency.
The earlier document is dated July 15, Showa 13 [1938] and shows that a man named Yamasaki
Yoshikazu was granted the Junior 7th Rank. The later document was given to the same man and
shows he was promoted to the Senior 7th Rank on February 15, Showa 16 [1941].
Both documents are made of heavy paper with the Imperial Crest watermark.
Yasukuni Shrine. The card is fairly thick and has a gold gilt cherry blossom at the top. Both the
envelope and the card have the name and rank of the KIA soldier: Infantry Private 1st Class Mito
Shigeji, who had received the 8th Class Decoration and the 7th Class Golden Kite.

The card reads, roughly, 'The person named to the right will be enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine on
October 14. The Invitation to the spirits ceremony will be held on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th,
and 20th. This is a notice of events.
Showa 17 [1942] October. Yasukuni Shrine Emergency Festival Committee.

Army General
Yamada Otozo

To the Bereaved.
Award Documents
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