Admiral Togo
Medals and Badges
徽章・記念章
Here are a few medals and badges that show the famous Admiral Togo Heihachiro. (元帥東郷 平八郎)

He died in May 1934, so these first few medals shown--official Japanese Mint made pieces dated
October 1934--were made months after he died.
Admiral Togo Commemorative Silver Medal. Dated 1934.
Hallmarked by the Japan Mint, and it has the additional sterling
silver (.950) hallmark on the edge.

Designed and signed by the famous medal designer Hata
Shoukichi. Excellent detail.

The reverse shows the famous
Z Flag of Togo and the Mikasa.
Togo's famous words are in the center:

"The fate of the Empire rests on the outcome of this battle. Let
each man do his utmost".
Admiral Togo Commemorative Bronze Medal. Dated 1934.
Hallmarked by the Japan Mint.

Designed and signed by the famous medal designer Hata
Shoukichi. Excellent detail.

The reverse shows the famous
Z Flag of Togo and the Mikasa.
Togo's famous words are in the center:

"The fate of the Empire rests on the outcome of this battle. Let
each man do his utmost".
Here is a variant of the above. The obverse is the same, but the
reverse design is completely different. The words of Togo are
still included, but also, at the bottom, we see the phrase
'Battleship Mikasa Commemorative.'
'Togo Youth Association Member Badge.'

Looks like someone messed around with Admiral Togo's
eyes. Or perhaps this is the original state...
The obverse shows the battleship Mikasa flying the Z flag. To the left is a famous
abbreviation of the speech made by Togo right before the Battle of Tsushima, which
was something like 'The fate of the empire rests on this battle.'
Inscribed 'Prize, Slogan Contest, Sponsored by Manshu Hibi Newspaper Company,
Mukden Newspaper Company, O-Shinkyo Newspaper Company.' All three were
newspapers of the empire of Manchukuo.
Since this was a slogan contest, it is fitting to show the most famous slogan in
imperial Japan history on the obverse.
Badge replicating the famous painting of Admiral Togo, which
shows him on the bridge of the battleship Mikasa before the
Battle of Tsushima in 1905.

Inscribed '30th Anniversary of the Japan/Russia War, Showa
10 [1935] May 27.'
Small and thin badge with the image of Admiral Togo. The reverse has a famous saying of his:
'The fate of the Empire rests on the outcome of this battle. Let each man do his utmost.'
This may have been a giveaway of some sort.
Badge, fairly large. Diameter: 3.4 cm.
Inscribed 'Commemorative, Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum,
Marquess Togo, Field Marshall.'
The reverse has a famous saying of his:
'The fate of the Empire rests on the
outcome of this battle. Let each man do his
utmost.'