Rare Antique Japanese Manchukuo Youth Service Team Commemoration Sake Cups
This is a set of 3 antique Japanese sake cups, decorated each with a different configuration of elements - flags, helmet, and star. The words on each of the cup are "Youth Service Team Commemoration". This is in reference to the teams sent to Manchukuo to help with developing the land and industry in Manchukuo. These kids were subjected to military-esque discipline and lived in barracks. They were intricately linked to Japan's imperial project there.
Condition: Excellent - some fading of the gold
Size: Each about 3" across