Rank Badge

About this object

History of use

Badge for first (crane) or sixth (egret) ranking civil officer, front panel.

Physical description

Rectangular badge with a bird and surrounding border. The bird is a quail, denoting a civil eighth rank official. The bird is yellow and brown with an all over scale-like feather pattern and very little tail. It is in the centre, flying and facing left with head raised towards the red sun. The background is a blue cloud motif. Around the edges of the badge is a gold swastika border.