||Mirror of Decorations of the Empire of Great Japan|
||Oban triptych (28" X 13 7/8")|
||Metallics; sheets backed, not attached|
This interesting triptych illustrates all the military honors given after the Sino-Japanese War. The main one in the center sheet is the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, flanked by two Orders of the Rising Sun (one with paulownia flowers). This print is illustrated in the fine new book Conflicts of Interest, Art and War in Modern Japan, p. 190.