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eMedals-Japan, Empire. An Order of the Rising Sun, VII and VIII Classes

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Japan, Empire. An Order of the Rising Sun, VII and VIII Classes

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Japan, Empire. An Order of the Rising Sun, VII and VIII Classes

(Kyokujitsu_sho). Instituted in 1875. VII Class (in silver with green and violet enamels, a 3-5-3 configuration in the Paulonia flowers designating it as VII class, measuring 31 mm (w) x 34.2 mm (h) inclusive of its laterally-pierced ball suspension, intact enamels, original ribbon with hook and eye, in its hardshelled case of issue, the exterior with a black lacquer finish, balsa wood frame, gilt characters on the lid, the inside of the lid lined in violet satin and padded, the recessed medal bed in violet felt); and VIII Class (in silver, measuring 31 mm (w) x 33.5 mm (h) inclusive of its laterally-pierced ball suspension, original ribbon with hook and eye, accompanied by its 11.7 mm in diameter Rosette with button hole attachment, in its hardshelled case of issue, the exterior with a black lacquer finish, balsa wood frame, gilt characters on the lid, the inside of the lid lined in violet satin and padded, the recessed medal bed in violet felt). Contact marks, very fine.

 

Footnote: The Order of the Rising Sun is a Japanese order, established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. The Order was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government, created on April 10, 1875 by decree of the Council of State. The badge features rays of sunlight from the rising sun. The design of the Rising Sun symbolizes energy as powerful as the rising sun in parallel with the "rising sun" concept of Japan ("Land of the Rising Sun"). The order is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in the following fields: international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment. Prior to the end of the Second World War, it was also awarded for exemplary military service. Beginning in 2003, the two lowest rankings (7th and 8th classes) for the Order of the Rising Sun were abolished, with the highest degree becoming a separate order known as the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, with the single rank of Grand Cordon. While it is the third highest orderbestowed by the Japanese government, it is however generally the highest ordinarily conferred order. The highest Japanese order, the Order of the Chrysanthemum, is reserved for heads of state or royalty, while the second highest order, the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, is mostly reserved for politicians.

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