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“…may wear both”: two kites on one man chest

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"Those who have received the Order of the Golden Kite, and again received a higher grade, may wear both"

Imperial Edict No. 726 of June 28, 1941

May”?!

So to wear or not to wear two (or more) different classes of Golden Kite order simultaneously was a question of personal choice of cavalier. At least Peterson translation of Imperial Edict No. 726 allows this interpretation.

Anyway, check out this excellent photo.

4th class + 3rd class together!

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Looks like Imperial Edict No. 726 was in use ;)

Now it will be really nice to find cavalier with two kites of the same class on his chest :whistle:

“Those who have received the Order of the Golden Kite, and again received the same grade, shall wear both”

Imperial Edict No. 657 of September 26, 1942

:cheers:

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Could be (and most likely it is) 2nd class set that was awarded before June 28, 1941.

Anyway, definitely "two kites at one man chest" situation :)

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I missed this the first time around.

Thanks for posting it Nick and thanks to Ulsterman for responding so that I ended up reading it.

Very interesting.

Regards

Brian

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Great images! What did it take to be awarded the Order of the Kite(esp in two levels)?

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Take a look at this "scientist"!

Meet Shiro Ishii / 石井四郎

Famous chief of Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department of the Kwantung Army (関東軍防疫給水部本部)

In Moscow we call it Unit 731

With the family (only 4th class kite)

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Take a look at this photo! :speechless1: (one source claims it was taken in 1946)

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This time it is "4th class + 2nd class" combination

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Nice makeweight ;)

1st class Clouds, Sun, Treasure and Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler + something half-visible

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