Various
Commemorative Medals
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Bronze table medal, hallmarked on the edge and on the
inside box lid. Made by the famous Shoubido factory in
Osaka.

Excellent quality. Original kiri wood case of issue.

Inscribed 'Award, 3rd [??] Federated Sake and Soy Sauce
Exhibition, Taisho 4 [1915].'
Silver table medal, hallmarked on the edge and on the inside box lid.
Made by the Korindo factory in Osaka.

Excellent quality. Original case of issue. The case lid says 'Silver Award Medal.'

Inscribed 'Award, 2nd [????] Federated Pure Sake Exhibition, Meiji 43 [1910], Hyogo Prefecture.'
Bronze table medal, hallmarked on the inside box lid. Made by the Korindo factory in Osaka.

Excellent quality. Original case of issue. The case lid says '3rd Place Award Medal, Hyogo
Prefecture.'

Inscribed '3rd Place Award, 2nd Hyogo Prefecture [21334????] Pure Sake Exhibition, Taisho 5
[1916] March, Held at [????], Hyogo Prefecture.'
Gold-colored table medal, hallmarked on the inside box lid. Made by the Korindo factory in Osaka.

Excellent quality. The case lid says '1st Place Award Medal.'
The case lid says 1st Place, but the
medal is a 2nd Place.

Inscribed '2nd Place Award, 7th [????] Pure Sake Exhibition, Taisho 7 [1916] March, Hyogo
Prefecture.'
Bronze table medal, hallmarked on the inside box lid. Made by the Korindo factory in Osaka.

Excellent quality. Original case of issue. The case lid says 'Bronze Medal.'

Inscribed 'Award, 3rd [????] Federated Pure Sake Exhibition, Meiji 44 [1911], Hyogo Prefecture.'
Made by the first private medal/badge maker in Japan, Suzuki Umekichi. (

Excellent quality. Original case of issue.

Inscribed 'Tokyo, Award.' The case lid says 'Bronze Medal.'

Undated, but it appears to be late Meiji/early Taisho manufacture.
Silver table medal, hallmarked on the inside box lid. This was made by the
first private medal/badge maker in Japan,
Suzuki Umekichi.

Excellent quality. Original case of issue.

Inscribed 'Tokyo, Award.' The case lid says 'Silver Medal.'

Undated, but it appears to be late Meiji/early Taisho manufacture.

NOTE: This is a silver-colored medal, not sterling silver as far as I can tell.
This is dated 1925 and the inscription shows that it was minted on the
occasion of the birth of an imperial family member, but I cannot discern
the name. Perhaps Princess Teru, the eldest daughter of the Showa
Emperor? Not an official Japanese Mint medal; sponsored by Osaka
Mainichi Newspaper Company.
This is the 1968 Meiji Centenary
Commemorative Medal with the Empress
Dowager Shoken on the obverse.
This is dated 1903 and the inscription shows
that it was minted on the occasion of the 5th
domestic goods exhibition. 3rd Place Award.
Not an official Japanese Mint medal; still a
fine, early medal
This is dated 1909 and the inscription shows
that it was minted on the occasion of
domestic goods exhibition.
Inscribed 'Emperor Enthronement
Commemorative Pure Sake Exhibition,
Taisho 4 [1915] November, Kyoto Sake
Association.'
The obverse design has an ancient god. The reverse has an imperial kiri crest. Inscribed 'Osaka, Great Japan Domestic
Goods Exhibition, Meiji 43 [1910].' On the reverse 'Imperial Year from the Reign of Emperor Jimmu 2570 [1910].'
The obverse design has an ancient government official. The reverse has an imperial kiri crest and two
imperial banners. Inscribed '3rd Japan Domestic Goods Exhibition, Meiji 44 [1911] April.'
The obverse has the mythical shachi (creature with a head of a tiger and body of a carp) chomping up what appears
to be a laurel branch (symbol of victory). In the background is a globe with the country of Japan highlighted, and
behind the globe are the rays of the rising sun. At the top is the kanji for 'Award.'

The reverse also has a globe with a Japanese national flag. Below the globe are cherry blossoms (symbols of
Japan) and a banner that reads 'March-May, Showa 12 [1937].' Above is written 'Nagoya, Pacific Peace Exhibition.'
The obverse design has the Rising Sun medal and rice stalks (?).

Inscribed 'National Soy Sauce Exhibition, Meiji 27 [1894] May.'
The obverse design has some sort of flag superimposed on the imperial crest of the Japanese Emperor. The
reverse has some mythical beasts around the edge.

Inscribed 'Kyoto, Victorious Return Commemorative, Domestic Goods Exhibition, Meiji 39 [1906].' I cannot read
the reverse.
Table medal. Inscribed 'Showa 11 [1936] November 3. 15th Anniversary of Foundation, Volunteer Association.'

The group here has a very common and ambiguous name. It is not clear what type of organization this was, but the obverse
symbolism suggests a paramilitary group.

Diameter: about 6 cm.  The hallmark shows this is an alloy of nickel and copper.
Inscribed 'Award Medal, Tochigi Prefecture. Tochigi/Gunma/Ibaraki 3 United Prefectural 2nd Sake Product Exhibition,
Meiji 44 [1911] September.'

Measures about 5.5 cm diameter.
Gold-colored table medal.

Inscribed on case 'Gold Award. Sponsored by Okayama City. Great Japan Worker's Exhibition.'
On the medal itself 'Showa 3 [1928] Sponsored by Okayama City. Great Japan Worker's Exhibition.'

The case ribbon reads 'Okayama, Made by Sasano.'
Bronze table medal. 'National Agricultural Equipment Exhibition, Taisho 10 [1921] October. Sponsored
by the Kouchi Prefecture Agricultural Association.'

Diameter about 5.5 cm
Bronze table medal. Inscribed 'Social Work Merit Medal, Okayama Prefecture
Social Work Association,. Gift to Kaneko [??].'

Hallmarked by the Japanese Mint on the edge. Unknown age.
Japan Calligraphy Aichi Prefecture Federation Association
'Army Engineer Academy, Honor.
Taisho 8 [1919] to Showa 20 [1945], Honor Medal.
Engineer Alumni General Meeting Commemorative.'

Inscribed 'Bronze Award. Great Japan Domestic Goods Exhibition.
Sponsored by Okayama City. Showa 3 [1928].'

Inscribed 'Award. Emperor Enthronement Celebration. Agricultural Goods Exhibition.
[???] 2nd Federation of Towns Agricultural Association. Showa 3 [1928].'