Subject:Re: Large lacquer box.
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Feb 24, 2023
The box with the imperial crysanthemum symbol is from Japan and the characters translate as follows (keep in mind I'm a student of these characters from my studies of the Chinese language, particularly the mandarin tongue):
In honor of the Meritorious 5th Order of the Sacred Treasure
Okamoto Toshiro (Possibly a person's name)
Heisei era (Akihito Reign) 4th year springtime (1992)
According to Wikipedia,the Order of the Sacred Treasure (瑞宝章, Zuihō-shō) is a Japanese order, established on 4 January 1888 by the Meiji Emperor as the Order of Meiji. Since 2003, the Order of the Sacred Treasure has been given the same rank as the Order of the Rising Sun.
I'm basically practicing and hoping that I.NAGY has time to grade my papers.