Japanese Rikugun Bukōkishō IJA Exceptional Valor Badge Class A


Commonly called the Bukōshō, a military decoration of the Empire of Japan, established on 7 December 1944 by Imperial edict. It was awarded by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) to living soldiers who had performed with exceptional valor in battle. Airmen, especially fighter pilots defending Japan against enemy bombers were most likely to win the award. Eighty-nine Bukōshō were awarded during the eight months it was actively awarded.

50mm by 40mm.

Made in magnetic metal (iron or steel) with blackened and silvered finish, while the center is has gilt banner and two gilt kanji characters “Bukō” (Military Merit). This is the First or Class A award. The reverse side is silver gilt and has six kanji characters in two columns “Rikugun/Bukōchōshō” (Army/Badge for Military Merit).

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