Vintage Imperial Japanese Military Sake Cups Pre Wwii C. 1930’s Very Rare
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Vintage Imperial Japanese Military Sake Cups Pre Wwii C. 1930’s Very Rare:
Vintage Imperial Japanese Military Sake Cups Pre WWII c. 1930’s Victorious return set of 4 Manchurian Incident to Sino-Japan War Set of four Imperial Japanese Military Sake Cups. These do show wear but have no cracks or chips and are very rare. KI-NEN this is written in red above the helmet which means ‘commemorative.’ It is used all the time, everywhere, in the bowls, in every kind of phrase imaginable. This is understandable since Japanese military cups are commemorative items. The writing in black is for “Victorious return”. These were dated 1930’s by an expert in this type of antiquity. A victorious return sake cup would be given to the soldiers that returned from a victorious battle or campaign. This type of cup is called a choko or ochoko). The choko is used for daily drinking. It consists of a single gulp and is refilled often.
Manchurian Incident 1931-33 to Sino-Japan War 1937-41