帝國勲章大鑑/世界飛行機大畫報. [Teikoku Kunshō Daikan/ Sekai Hikōki Dai Ga-Hō]. [Encyclopaedia of Japanese Imperial Medals / Illustrations of Planes of the World]. 航空研究所 陸海軍航空本部, RIKUKAIGUN KŌKŪ HONBU / ARMY AND NAVAL AERONAUTICS HEADQUARTERS, KŌKŪ KENKYŪJO / AERONAUTICS RESEARCH CENTRE.

帝國勲章大鑑/世界飛行機大畫報. [Teikoku Kunshō Daikan/ Sekai Hikōki Dai Ga-Hō].
[Encyclopaedia of Japanese Imperial Medals / Illustrations of Planes of the World].

大日本雄辯會講談社. [Dainihon Yūbenkai Kōdansha]. 1939. Stock ID #160827

Large double sided folded poster sheet size 77 x 108cm. The coloured side of the poster features medals while on the reverse planes of the world are shown with Japanese planes shown in the central position.

Torn along folds with a little loss in three small places, Japanese tissue repairs along folds on reverse. Two panels on reverse rather browned. Signs of use, but nonetheless a very interesting and striking poster.

This poster was issued as the 1939 New Year's Day supplement to Shōnen Kurabu 少年倶樂部 (vol.26, no.1) and shows life-size illustrations of the medals of Imperial Japan with care taken to get each colour correct. The medals shown are: Kikka-shō 菊花章 [Order of the Chrysanthemum], Tōka-shō 桐花章 [Order of the Paulownia Flowers], Kyokujitsu-shō 旭日章 [Order of the Rising Sun], Zuihō-shō 瑞寶章 [Order of the Sacred Treasure], Bunka-kunshō 文化勲章 [Order of Culture], Hōkan-shō 寶冠章 [Order of the Precious Crown], Hōshō 褒賞 [Medals of Honour], and 金鶏勲章 [Order of the Golden Kite for military personnel]

Notes on the poster explain that this poster is a present to the readers who have a bright future in the Spring after the victories in China. It is hoped that this poster will encourage these young readers to become fine upstanding men to whom these medals will be given in the future.

The reverse of the poster shows aeroplanes of the world with Japanese planes in the middle and surrounding them clockwise from the top right corner the planes of Great Britain, France, the United States, the Soviet Union, Italy and Germany.

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