Jump to content
JapanX

Non-governmental Awards for First Sino-Japanese War

Recommended Posts

The last 1895 victory one for today

Really beautiful, but unfortunately I don`t have attribution (but four central kanji in the center of reverse look really familiar ;) )

三河鄉友會員之章 - badge of member of association of fellow-countrymans Mikawa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikawa_Province

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Association of fellow countrymen"

Nice! 666fcca66a9da91f3516ddc068e7ca9e.gif

P.S. Any thoughts about content of this mysterious inlay in post #30? :whistle:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

another one, reads merit conquer china commemorative tochigi prefecture the old kanji for china is used I believe this dates it to the 1894/5 war (thanks rich catalano for translation) its hallmarked on the edge ,push button latch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice medal Mickey!

Looks like silver one and I really like the box ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a few of these NGO awards.

Do you have attributions for medals in posts #53, #54, #56 and #57?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#53 - NGO 1894-5 War Medal (designed by Suzuki Umakichi)

#54 - 1894-95 Conquering of China Medal

#55 - Saitama Veterans' Group 1894-95 War Medal (designed by Suzuki Umakichi)

#56 - 1894-95 Commemorative Medal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two Victorious Return Celebration Medals

First - two medals together, then the "silvered" one on its own

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent thread, getting better and better!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A Victorious Return Commemorative Medal (design by Suzuki Umekichi)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exellent medal! :cheers:

A Victorious Return Commemorative Medal

As I understand this is the upper line of reverse inscription.

But what is the translation of other four lines ... I wonder :whistle:

P.S. The case stamped with address of Suzuki workshop in Tokyo :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As I understand this is the upper line of reverse inscription.

But what is the translation of other four lines ... I wonder :whistle:

.

I do not know if the reverse has four extra horizontal lines of text or six vertical. (The top line, of course, is read horizontally.)

I cannot understand the extra phrases at all. However, if read horizontally, the lowest line has the same kanji (kou 功 'merit') written twice, which seems unlikely.

Edited by fukuoka

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think - this is wényán (in the Japanese interpretation :wacky:).

我武惟揚

侵于之疆

我伐用張

于湯有光

克完厥

振旅奏功

http://ctext.org/shang-shu/great-declaration-ii

我武維揚,侵于之疆,取彼凶殘。我伐用張,于湯有光 = My military prowess is displayed, and I enter his territories to take the wicked tyrant. My punishment (of evil) will be great, and more glorious than that executed by Tang.

http://ctext.org/pre-qin-and-han?searchu=%E4%BC%90%E7%94%A8%E5%BC%B5%E4%BA%8E%E6%B9%AF%E6%9C%89%E5%85%89

我武惟揚侵于之疆則取于殘伐用張于湯有光 = My power shall be put forth, and, invading the territories of Shang, I will seize the oppressor. I will put him to death to punish him - so shall the greatness of my work appear, more glorious than that of Tang.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

... this is wényán (in the Japanese interpretation :wacky:).

Super! :lol:

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

took a while but wanted to find one that was military related with a case "dai Nippon celebration of victorious return commemorative. banzai to army and navy", Suzuki manufacture.i was surprised how small these medals are and so well made thanks to rich catalano for translation

IMG_4262 (2).JPG

IMG_4263 (2).JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...