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Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun

The Order of the Rising Sun or Kyokujitsu sho(旭日章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. It is the second most prestigious Japanese decoration after the Order of the Chrysanthemum (Kikka sho). Originally it had eight classes, but on January 4, 1888 a special class, known as the Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Blossoms, Grand Cordon, was added. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An Order is a decoration, awarded by a government to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... The Grand Order of the Badge of the Chrysanthemums (大勳位菊花章), better known in the West as the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, is Japans highest order. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...


Until 2003 the order was reserved for males (women could be awarded the Order of the Precious Crown instead), and may be awarded for both civil and military merit. Unlike its European counterparts, the order may be conferred posthumously. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Order of the Precious Crown (宝冠章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...


The order consisted of nine classes, each with a distinctive name:

  • 1st Class, Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Blossoms, Grand Cordon;
  • 1st Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Cordon;
  • 2nd Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Double Rays;
  • 3rd Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Medium Ribbon;
  • 4th Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Small Ribbon;
  • 5th Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Twin Rays;
  • 6th Class, Order of the Rising Sun, Single Ray;
  • 7th Class, Green Paulownia Leaves Medal;
  • 8th Class, White Paulownia Leaves Medal.

Order of the Rising Sun ribbon Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


The badge for the Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Blossoms, Grand Cordon is a gilt cross with white enamelled rays, bearing a central emblem of a red enamelled sun disc surrounded by red rays, and with three paulownia blossoms between each arm of the cross. It is suspended from three enamelled paulownia leaves on a sash in red with white border stripes, and is worn on the right shoulder. A gilt is any of the following: A thin covering of gold. ... Species Between 6-17 species, including: Paulownia catalpifolia Paulownia elongata Paulownia fargesii Paulownia fortunei Paulownia kawakamii Paulownia taiwaniana Paulownia tomentosa Paulownia is a genus of between 6-17 species (depending on taxonomic authority) of plants in the monogeneric family Paulowniaceae, related to and sometimes included in the Scrophulariaceae. ...


The star for the Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Blossoms, Grand Cordon is the same as the badge, but without the paulownia leaves suspension. It is worn on the left chest.


The badge for the First to Sixth Classes is an eight-pointed badge, in gilt (1st-4th Classes), gilt and silver (5th Class), or silver (6th Class), with white enamelled rays, bearing a central red enamelled sun disc. It is suspended from three enamelled paulownia leaves (not chrysanthemum as the Decoration Bureau page claims) on a ribbon in white with red border stripes, worn as a sash on the right shoulder for the 1st Class, as a necklet for the 2nd and 3rd Classes, on the left chest for the 4th to 6th Classes (with a rosette for the 4th Class). Rosettes are small, circular devices that are presented with a medal. ...


The star for the First and Second Classes is an eight-pointed silver badge, bearing a central emblem identical to the 4th Class badge without the paulownia leaves suspension. It is worn on the left chest for the 1st Class, on the right chest for the 2nd Class.


The badge for the Seventh and Eighth Classes consists of just a silver medal in the shape of three paulownia leaves, enamelled for the 7th Class and plain for the 8th Class. It is suspended on a ribbon, again in white with red border stripes, worn on the left chest.


Some recipients of the Order

Thomas Blake Glover (June 6, 1838 - December 13, 1911) was a Scottish merchant in Bakumatsu and Meiji Japan, and he is justly revered in that country for his many contributions to its modernization. ...

See also

The Grand Order of the Badge of the Chrysanthemums (大勳位菊花章), better known in the West as the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, is Japans highest order. ... The Order of the Precious Crown (宝冠章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... The Order of the Golden Kite (金鵄章) was a Japanese Order (decoration), established on February 12, 1889 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... The Order of the Sacred Treasures (瑞宝章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... The Order of Culture (文化勲章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established on February 11, 1937. ... Since the late 19th Century, the Government of Japan has issued six different types of Medals of Honor (褒章 hosho) to individuals for achievements in various fields. ...

External links

  • Decoration Bureau Page on the Order of the Paulownia Blossoms
  • Decoration Bureau page on the Order of the Rising Sun
  • Japanese honours
  • Orden (in German)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Order of the Rising Sun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (487 words)
The Order of the Rising Sun or Kyokujitsu sho(旭日章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan.
Until 2003 the order was reserved for males (women could be awarded the Order of the Precious Crown instead), and may be awarded for both civil and military merit.
The badge for the Order of the Rising Sun with Paulownia Blossoms, Grand Cordon is a gilt cross with white enamelled rays, bearing a central emblem of a red enamelled sun disc surrounded by red rays, and with three paulownia blossoms between each arm of the cross.
Order of the Precious Crown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
The Order of the Precious Crown (宝冠章) is a Japanese order, established on January 4, 1888 by Emperor Meiji of Japan.
The order is reserved for females (men may be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun instead); the first class is normally conferred to female royalty.
In 2003 the Order of the Rising Sun, previouly reserved for males, were made available to women as well.
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