Japanese Order of The Golden Kite

  • Medals And Decoration
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The highest of all Military Awards given to Imperial Japanese Soldiers, The Order of The Golden Kite was created in 1890. It was issued to all Officers and Enlisted Men who displayed "great courage in battle". Associated with The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95, it was authorized with the need of Imperial Authority. Certain classes of the Award was also awarded to Civilians who contributed to The Japanese War effort in World War II. Seen as a Emerald Green Ribbon, bordered by twin White Striping at it's ends, had an engraved attached Silver Device. This featured the images of Japanese Military endeavors. These included Swords, Battle Flags, etc. A large Eagle was placed on top. So coveted, The Order achieved a "Cult status". With American Occupation in 1945, Military Governor General Douglas MacArthur outlawed the Awards manufacture and display in 1947.