Antique Japanese Military War Dead Memorial Martial Arts Competition Army Sake Cup
Antique Japanese Military War Dead Memorial Martial Arts Competition Army Sake Cup

Antique Japanese Military War Dead Memorial Martial Arts Competition Army Sake Cup

Regular price $16.99

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.

Condition: Mint

Size: 3" across

Antique Japanese Military War Dead Memorial Martial Arts Competition Army Sake Cup