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Orders of the Precious Crown from Collection of DavidS

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It`s time to give a proper treatment for these beauties! :rolleyes:

Many thanks David for making these exellent scans and sharing them with us! :beer:

Order of Precious Crown

宝冠章

Hōkan-shō

宝 - Precious/Treasured

冠 - Crown

章 - Order

Interesting, that by some (unknown to me) reason Peterson translated 宝冠章 as Order of Sacred (?!) Crown.

As far as I understand as adjective 宝 = precious, revered, treasured and as noun 宝 = brilliant, jewel, precious stone, sapphire, treasure. No "sacred" in sight ...

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Typical enamel damage ;)

"Typical" for order that was actually worn!

And when we are talking about 2nd class we are talking about

a) Queens Regnant (they got their Crowns on their 15th birthdays)

b) Imperial princesses (they got their Crowns on the day of their wedding ceremonies)

c) Diet members

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Ho-o/鳳凰 Birdie

a.k.a. Hō-ō, Hou-ou, or Hoo-oo and in China as Fèng Huáng/Feng Huang

In Moscow we call them Феникс/Phoenix :whistle:

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Another birdie!

Could be famous Yatagarasu/八咫烏

A.k.a. eight-span crow

A.k.a. three-legged crow

We don`t have these (at least currently) in Moscow :whistle:

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Predestination of these babies - chests of artists, poets, actresses, singers and high-ranking ladies from educational system.

Obverse

Reverse

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