The Order of the Precious Crown features a crown on its badge. I cannot determine which crown this is.

The order was founded in 1888 by Emperor Meiji, who I cannot find depicted wearing or with any such crown.

Indeed, the crown looks similar to that worn by Emperor Kammu (735-806), but I cannot find any confirmation of which exact crown it depicts.


As seen in the Japanese Wikipedia page of the article Order of the Precious Crown,


These are crowns worn by Japanese Empresses rather than Emperors. The crown used in the coronation of Empress Go-Sakuramachi shows almost exactly the shape of the crown in the badge.

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  • @Johan88 a picture of the actual crown used in her coronation should be more convincing...edited. – dROOOze Jun 13 '20 at 14:59
  • Amazing, thanks! You have such an amazing talent for research!! – Johan88 Jun 13 '20 at 15:04

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