Rare Antique Japanese Military Port Arthur Loyal Souls Tower Army Sake Cup
This is an antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated with the "Loyal Souls Tower" of Port Arthur, built on the White Jade hill to commemorate the dead there in the siege of the city. The words on the cup are "Manchuria Dispatch Victorious Return Commemoration" "19th Infantry" and near the tower "Loyal Souls Tower". Interestingly one of the flags is white - not sure why, as normally that would be a Hinomaru Japanese flag. The soldier's name Ikami is on the back.
Condition: Excellent - the edge of the cup is a bit faded
Size: 2" across