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The Evolution of Imperial Japan’s War Medals (1875-1945)

Article about: The Evolution of Japan’s War Medals (1875-1945) Prolog; Modernization of Japan, 200 years to catch up on As the era of the Shogun and the Samurai drew to a close, and sovereignty returned to

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    Thanks Nick! I've marked that page for future reference. Funnily, I subconsiously interpreted ヿ as the medieval "Tironian nota" meaning "et/&"....

    You can see it on the Bayeux Tapestry.

    Ubi Harold Wido Parabolant
    Wherein Harold and Guy Confer

    appears today in modern Irish!

    Thanks for giving me "mune" -- it drove me crazy (crazier).


    Quote by nick komiya View Post
    See here, Guy. There are some others.
    Sorry, I was looking at the wrong one from the citation. I meant the one that comes closer to the end like an L upside down .The one you asked about is 旨 (Mune) and this could be written in many ways in the old days. See here ??? (???) [????] - ???????

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    For those interested in orders, it is important to know that Japanese orders were not yours to keep, but had to be returned when you were awarded the next class above. Here's the story "Rare grouping of 3 classes of the Order of the Rising Sun, complete with citations"---Really?

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    Great work! Will visit this thread more times for sure. Thank you for sharing Your knowledge

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    Thank you. You should be back tomorrow, as a new story about the Emperor's uniforms and swords will be uploaded.

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    Here are some rare color order images from Japan's National Archives.

    One is the original of the B&W image I used as post 2 of this thread, showing the Rising Sun first class. The color print shows the texture of the sash ribbon so realistically.

    The second image shows 1871 design studies of what later became the Rising Sun Orders.
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