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The Taisho Emperor actually ascended to the throne upon the death of his father in 1912. The
enthronement ceremonies, though, were held in 1915.

This medal commemorates that event, and it was freely issued to people throughout the
country who participated in the celebration ceremonies. However, it doesn't seem to be as
common as the later Showa Emperor Enthronement Commemorative of 1928.
The gold mum crest is an attached piece.

OBVERSE: Imperial banners with 'Banzai' written within each. Branches of cherry and orange
REVERSE: Inscribed 'Taisho 4 [1915] November, Enthronement Commemorative Medal.'

Peterson writes that the ribbon was 'designed from the drapes of the outdoor pavilion used in
the ceremonies.'

This medal was also issued in a women's version (see below).
Original presentation document.
Women's version. Note that some cases are
pressed cardboard, not paulonia wood.
Others, see above, are wood.
Taisho Enthronement
Commemorative Medal
Imperial mum crest at the top
Imperial paulonia leaves crest at the bottom
Right side
Left side
Record of Awarding the Emperor Enthronement
Commemorative Medal

Army Infantry Lieutenant, Holder of the 7th Rank
Ogawa Chuuji

According to the 1915 Imperial Rescript #154, the
Emperor Enthronement Commemorative Medal is

Taisho 4 [1915] November 10th
Award Medal Department General Chairman,
2nd Rank and Holder of the 3rd Class
Sacred Treasure, Count Ogimachi [??]

This medal has been recorded as number

Award Medal Department Secretary, Holder
of the 5th Class Rising Sun and 4th Class
Sacred Treasure Fujii [Zengen?]
Imperial mum
Border of branches and bows
Ribbon bar
Case interior
Extremely rare 1915 Taisho Emperor Enthronement miniature medal.
Almost never seen. Note that this is a
miniature medal--it's very small.
You can see its relative size next to a full-sized medal.
Nicely enameled badge with original case.
Inscribed 'Emperor Enthronement
Celebration, [??] Commemorative, Taisho 4
[1915] December, Tokyo.'
The obverse reads
Banzai. The Tokyo City
emblem is on the inside case lid and on the
obverse of the badge.
Large, thick bronze table medal. Imperial mirror outline and
imperial jewels around the edge. Inscribed 'Emperor
Enthronement Celebration Commemorative, Saga Prefecture
Products Exhibition, Taisho 4 [1915] November.'
Women's version, wood case.
Taisho Emperor Enthronement Inspection badge. Dated Taisho 4 [1915] December.
Inscribed on obverse: 'Celebration. Gold Award.' On reverse: 'Taisho 4 [1915] November.
Emperor Enthronement Celebration. Commercial Goods Exhibition.'

The medal measures about 4.8 cm diameter and 0.5 cm thick.