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Stunning 1906 document awarding the Third Class Order of the Rising Sun
Emperor of Japan from 1867 to 1912, who oversaw Japan’s rapid change from an isolated feudal state to an imperial world power (1852–1912); he was also the grandfather of Emperor Hirohito. Manuscript DS in Japanese, one page, 23 x 18, April 1, 1906. Document bestowing the Third Class Order of the Rising Sun upon Captain First Rank Hashimoto Matakichiro of the Japanese Imperial Navy. Prominently signed in the center by Meiji above a large red stamped seal of state. Rolled and in fine condition. Established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji, The Order of the Rising Sun was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government, given to recognize distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, development in welfare, or preservation of the environment. RR Auction COA.