Very Rare Antique Japanese Military Transport Water Crossing Training Army Sake Cup
This is a very unique cup - with a picture of a horse's head sticking out of some water and a star. The words on the back of the cup are "16th Transport Battalion Water Crossing with Horse Exercise Commemoration". This is an oddly specific yet very fascinating example of a cup that commemorates something extremely specific - training for crossing a river with some horse, presumably to carry supplies or armament. I have never seen this before and when I first saw the horse in water I was wondering what was going on, until I saw the back!
Condition: Excellent - slight fading of the words
Size: 3" across