More images

Item Id: JM18003

Japanese National Anniversary of Imperial Rule Commemorative Medal


A medal and ribbon commemorating the 2600th anniversary, 1940, of the founding of the Japanese empire, in 660 B.C.


The obverse features the entrance of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. To its reverse is a column of stylized kanji characters, which roughly translate as “2600th Anniversary Commemorative Medal,” with an additional row of kanji characters to its base, translating as “Showa era 15th Year” (1940). The medal comes complete with its watered silk ribbon in light blue-grey with red stripes to it. Ribbon is complete with the hook and Eye sewn in Place. The medal is in very good condition.