Korea Annexation Commemorative, Meiji 43  August 29.
Heavy (about 200 grams) rectangle medal. The obverse has a wonderful
design of a cherry tree alongside a river with stylized water. 'Red Plum Tree'
(Kobai zu) is the right panel of a twofold screen 'Red and White Plum Trees'
(Kohakubai zu) by Ogata Korin (1658-1716), one of the greatest
painters/designers of the Edo period (1603-1868).
The reverse is engraved 'Gift to Nakaoka Nobue, Showa 57  February
11th, Chugoku District Police Department Commander, Inspector Suzuki
Commemorative badge (medal) on the birth of Prince Hirohito's eldest daughter, Teru no Miya Shigeko Naishinno.
Inscribed ' Teru no Miya Shigeko Naishinno, Birth Commemorative, December 6, 1925.'
This sometimes came in a paulonia wood box (see below).
Goddess Athene. Silver
Establishment of the new 500-yen White Bronze Coin Commemorative, 1982.
Establishment of the new 500-yen Nickelbrass Coin Commemorative, 2000.
Birth of Princess Aiko Medal, 2001.
50th Anniversary of the Asahi Newspaper Company commemorative
medal. Dated Showa 4 .
Japan Mint paperweight showing various coins.
Japan Mint medal showing various commemorative coins.
The obverse (reverse?) shows the Osaka Mint.
Same as above, but with a fitted case, which is not inscribed.
Japan Mint hallmark. The obverse appears to
be Himeji Castle, but I am not sure.
The inscription on the inside lid is a poem of
some sort. No other ID for this medal.
Diameter: about 5.5 cm.
Gold-colored award medal. Hallmarked by the
Japan Mint, both case and medal.
Inscribed 'Showa 3  June 30. 7th National
Candy Maker Exhibition. Sponsored by the Ibaraki
The medal measures about 6 cm and weighs
about 89 grams.
'50th Anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Mint.
Taisho 10  April 4.'
Hallmarked by the Japan Mint.
The medal measures about 5.5 cm and weighs
about 76 grams.