Rare Antique Japanese Military 1918 Colonel Retirement Martial Arts Demonstration Army Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated with a kabuto, bow and arrow, and a naginata. The words on the back are "Taisho 7th Year (1918) August 3rd Colonel Tsuno Farewell Commemoration Party Martial Arts Demonstration". This is probably for the retirement or reassignment of the commanding officer of a regiment, and the soldiers put up a party for him including martial arts displays.
Condition: Excellent - light fading of the gold
Size: 2.25" across