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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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triplecanopy

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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vintageproductions

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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Fortunes Of War

Very nice collection of cups!  I have a few, but Rich's collection puts mine to shame!

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RRA227

No. A guy is selling part of his Japanese collection. I am just able to buy his stuff.  Rich A. in Pa.

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Fortunes Of War

Rich-

     That sounds like a great opportunity.  Do you have a primary focus: navy cups, cups with flags, army units, etc?  For a while, I only collected cups with flags on them.  The flags had to have writing on them a la, good luck flag style however.  There seemed to be so few of those, that I branched out into navy/ship painted cups.

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RRA227

No. I just buy what he has for me. I do not care what it is. As cheap as they are I could care less.  Rich A. in Pa.

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Fortunes Of War

Yeah, you are right.  A few years ago the price was going crazy on cups, bottles and trays.  There has been a dip in recent years, making them a great collector opportunity.  

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