Imperial Japan Aviation Association 1930s part 3

Today I’ll show you an interesting paperweight or medallion given by the Imperial Aviation Association.

The design here is striking: a plane flies above some mountains. In the background are the rays of the rising sun slicing through the air. A few clouds break up the lines. At the top is a kanji for ‘Prize (Shou 賞),’ which indicates this was an award of some sort, probably for a competition within the group.

The reverse:

The member badge is at the top and the inscription reads ‘Foundation, Imperial Aviation Association (Zaidan Houjin, Teikoku Hikou Kyoukai 財団法人 帝国飛行協会). Sorry to say, it doesn’t say why this was awarded.

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