Welcome to the Orders and Medals of Japan website, where you will find information on Japanese awards extracted from hard-to-find printed books and knowledge obtained by chating with other collectors. Of course, direct observation of original pieces scanned and shown in this page will also be of help to new collectors.
This site is focused on military-related pre-1945 awards so you will not find here information about the Order of the Sacred Crown, but we include the Japanese Red Cross and Imperial Sea Disaster Rescue Society awards, as they appear frequently in military sets of medals for any rank of servicemen. Also, badges of military support or patriotic associations are covered.
Contributors wanted! We will appreciate and fully credit any contribution to this page made by other collectors. We are specially after scanned images of original medals that aren’t avalaible here and information on the vast range of Japanese badges.