Antique Japanese Military War Dead Memorial Martial Arts Competition Army Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated with a chrysanthemum, a flag, and a star. The words are "Ichimiya War Dead Memorial" "Martial Arts Competition". Ichimiya refers to the primary shinto shrine of a given prefecture. This would be a religious ceremony that also had a martial arts competition component - after all, a lot of traditional public spectacle, like sumo and also noh theater, were religious in nature as well.
Size: 3" across