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  1. 2nd class Golden Kite orders from 1933-1938 time period/1933年〜1938年功二級金鵄勲章

    Between 1933 and 1938 (inclusively) 28 sets of 2nd class Golden Kite order were manufactured by Mint. Exemplary early set. 3rd class neck order. Silver, gilt, enamel. Size 59.58 х 55.2 mm. Weight 45.37 g. Breast star. Silver, gilt, enamel. Size 92.04 х 91.38 mm. Weight 131 g...
  2. 4th class Golden Kite order document issued in 1906 to Army Third Class Medical Officer Hideo Ujiie for the Russo-Japanese War

    Interesting document issued on April 1, 1906 to the Army Third Class Medical Officer /陸軍三等軍醫 - equivalent to the rank of Army Major/ Hideo Ujiie /氏家秀雄/. Details. Emperor Meiji signature. Golden Kite order award certificate No. 47 382.
  3. 4th class Golden Kite order posthumously awarded to an Infantry Lieutenant in 1945

    Interesting and rare late war awarding. 4th class Golden Kite order and 6th class Rising Sun order were formally awarded on January 23, 1945 /day of death in a combat/. Both were issued with paper wrappers https://asiamedals.info/threads/japanese-orders-and-medals-in-paper-wrappings.23074...
  4. 7th class Golden Kite order document issued in 1941 to Yasuo Shimada for the Great East Asia War

    Document was issued on September 29, 1941 to Yasuo Shimada /島田康男/. Almost certainly this is a posthumous awarding. Golden Kite order document No. 311 209.
  5. 5th class Golden Kite order document issued in 1915 to Majima Takamatsu for the Siege of Tsingtao

    Rare document from my personal collection. Document was issued on November 7, 1915 to 眞島孝松 - Majima Takamatsu /he was also awarded with a 5th class Rising Sun order/. Golden Kite order No. 113 405. The siege of Tsingtao /Belagerung von Tsingtau; 青島の戦い/ was the attack on the German port of...
  6. 6th class Golden Kite order document issued in 1901 to an Army Infantry Sergeant Major for the suppression of Boxer Rebellion

    This rare document was issued to an unknown Sergeant Major on October 1, 1901. Golden Kite order No. 2 296.
  7. 7th class Order of Golden Kite posthumously awarded in 1938 to Army Infantry Superior Private Hirota Hisashi

    Full set with lifetime annual payment certificate. Classical Mint-made Golden Kite order. Case with golden kanjis. Original case. Order of Golden Kite document No. 178 338 issued on May 10, 1938 (date of death in a combat) to 陸軍步兵上等兵 - Army Infantry Superior Private 廣田久 - Hirota...
  8. 7th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1906 to Army 1st Class Artilleryman Hashimoto Yoshizō for the Russo-Japanese War

    Not that common variation of 7th class Golden Kite order. Golden Kite order No. 10 112 awarded on April 1, 1906 to 砲兵一等橋本好造 - 1st Class Artilleryman Hashimoto Yoshizō.
  9. 3rd class Order of Golden Kite posthumously awarded in 1945

    The latest (known for today) Golden Kite awarding. Awarded on January 12, 1945. Golden Kite document No. 486 469. Enamel of the badge is in pristine condition. Case has silver kanjis. Ribbon clasp and damaged miniature button rosette.
  10. 7th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1906 to Navy Chief Petty Officer Jinjiro Yoshii for the Russo-Japanese War

    Original case. Awarded on April 1, 1906 to Navy Chief Petty Officer /海軍上等兵曹/ Jinjiro Yoshii /吉井仁次郎/. Golden Kite document No. 48 876.
  11. 7th class Golden Kite order marked M posthumously awarded in 1934 to Army Private First Class for the Manchurian Incident

    Classical posthumous award group with early M-marked Japanese Mint-made order of the Golden Kite and order of Auspicious Clouds. Kite No. 121 935 was awarded on October 14, 1932 (date of death in a combat). Order and document were actually issued around in 1934. Case. Miniature...
  12. 6th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1906 to Army Infantry Sergeant Saburō Nagasawa for the Russo-Japanese War

    Exemplary group with not that common early variation of Golden Kite order. Original case. Document issued on April 1, 1906 Army Infantry Sergeant /陸軍步兵軍曹/ Saburō Nagasawa /長澤三郎/. Golden Kite order No. 86 440.
  13. 7th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1906 to Navy Chief Petty Officer for the Russo-Japanese War

    One of the classical variation of 7th/6th class Golden Kite order that was issued during and shortly after the Russo-Japanese War. Silver, gilt. Size 53 x 43 mm. Original case. Awarded on April 1, 190. Golden Kite order document No. 48 876. Size 587 x 454 mm.
  14. 4th class Golden Kite and 5th class Rising Sun Orders posthumously awarded in 1938 to Japanese Ace Ryohei Ushioda

    Early China Incident posthumous awarding. Ryohei Ushioda /潮田良平/ was one of so-called "Four Kings" of the Japanese military aviation, the "Treasure of Air Combat" with a record of six downed aircrafts. He was also known under the nickname "Red Samurai". Source. 4th class Golden Kite order...
  15. 7th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1895 to Naval Engine Engineer Seisaku Murai for the First Sino-Japanese War

    Golden Kite order of "triangle wing" variation. Golden Kite No.1459 awarded on 28.11.1895 to 海軍機関師 - Naval Engine Engineer 村井精作 - Seisaku Murai Original case. Order payment certificate.
  16. 4th class Order of Golden Kite awarded in 1906 to Major General Funabashi Yoshizo for the Russo-Japanese War

    Major General Funabashi Yoshizo bio https://asiamedals.info/threads/major-general-funabashi-yoshizo.26462/ His 3rd class Sacred Treasure https://asiamedals.info/threads/3rd-class-sacred-treasure-order-awarded-in-1914-to-major-general-funabashi-yoshizo.27372/ His 3rd class Order of the Striped...
  17. 4th class Golden Kite order with additional sticker on the case lid

    Private collection. Photos courtesy of the owner. 功四 - 4th class [Golden Kite order] 歩兵 - Infantry 中尉 - Lieutenant 牧野音藏 - Makino Otozo Such stickers are quite common on post-war awards, but are rarely seen on WWII order cases. 5th class Rising Sun that was awarded together with the...
  18. 7th class Golden Kite order awarded in 1906 to Army Infantry Superior Private Masuji Shintani for the Russo-Japanese War

    Useful time coordinate for this early variation of Golden Kite order. Awarded together with Rising Sun order on April 1, 1906 to 陸軍少兵上等兵 - Army Infantry Superior Private 新谷益治 - Shintani Masuji Russo-Japanese War Medal + Special Member's Japanese Red Cross Society Medal.
  19. 3rd class Order of Golden Kite type 1932

    Full set in mint condition.
  20. 3rd class Golden Kite order awarded posthumously for the 1938 Battle of Lake Khasan to Colonel Shizuo Hirahara

    Superb group of awards. Regarding Battle of Khasan see also https://asiamedals.info/threads/badges-and-watch-fobs-of-changkufeng-incident-battle-of-lake-khasan.15154/ 3rd class Golden Kite order posthumously awarded on Aiugust 7, 1938 to Major (posthumously promoted to Colonel) Shizuo Hirahara...
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