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Gents,

I thought I would start a thread about Sake  cups.  There were many varieties of Japanese lacquer and porcelain military and home front sake cups that are quite collectible.  There are also attendant bottles and accouterments that were made during the war.  I am sure many reside in your collections.

I will start the thread off with a red lacquer sake cup with a Japanese Police badge in it.  Notice the red lacquer bowl sits on a short footing and the highlights of the badge and edges are coated in gold leaf.

Please show your sake cups.

 

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Saki cup side.JPG

Saki cup bottom.JPG

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I am glad that you started this subject as I have four Sake cups that I have wondered about for years now. These were all found in a cave/tunnel on Okinawa. Also found was a rice bowl (not pictured)

I have had these cups since 1989. Someone told me that they might be ceremonial for those Japanese flyers about to take off for the last time. Nearby Yomitan Airstrip was a Japanese base.  Any thoughts?

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The top left is Cavalry, the top right is an army infantry unit.

I am sure someone else can give you exact translations, but none are Kamikazee.

If I can find mine, I will post it.

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