Order of the Golden Kite

  • order of the golden kite
    kinshi4.jpg
    order of the golden kite, 4th class
    awarded by the  empire of japan
    typeseven-class military award
    eligibilitymilitary personnel only
    awarded forbravery, leadership or command in battle.
    campaign(s)
    • first sino-japanese war
    • russo-japanese war
    • world war i
    • manchurian incident
    • second sino-japanese war
    • pacific war
    statusno longer awarded; abolished in 1947
    statistics
    established12 february 1890
    first awarded1890
    last awarded1945
    total awarded1,067,492
    jpn kinshi-kunsho blank bar.svg
    ribbon of the order of the golden kite

    the order of the golden kite (金鵄勲章, kinshi kunshō) was an order of the empire of japan, established on 12 february 1890 by emperor meiji "in commemoration of jimmu tennō, the romulus of japan".[1] it was officially abolished 1947 by the supreme commander for the allied powers (scap) during the occupation of japan, after world war ii.

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Order of the Golden Kite
Kinshi4.jpg
Order of the Golden Kite, 4th Class
Awarded by the  Empire of Japan
TypeSeven-class military award
EligibilityMilitary personnel only
Awarded forBravery, leadership or command in battle.
Campaign(s)
StatusNo longer awarded; abolished in 1947
Statistics
Established12 February 1890
First awarded1890
Last awarded1945
Total awarded1,067,492
JPN Kinshi-kunsho blank BAR.svg
Ribbon of the Order of the Golden Kite

The Order of the Golden Kite (金鵄勲章, Kinshi Kunshō) was an order of the Empire of Japan, established on 12 February 1890 by Emperor Meiji "in commemoration of Jimmu Tennō, the Romulus of Japan".[1] It was officially abolished 1947 by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (SCAP) during the occupation of Japan, after World War II.