Rare Set of Antique Japanese Military Imperial Guards Infantry Sword Shooting Skills Army Sake Cups
This is a set of 3 antique Japanese military sake cup, decorated each with an insignia of the Imperial Guards. The words on the front of the smallest cup is "Commemoration" "Shooting". The two bigger cups also have the insignia and the words are "Commemoration" "Swordfighting". The words on the exterior of the cups are identical, saying "4th Imperial Guards Infantry" Regiment" and the soldier's name Okuda in the center. This is probably someone who was quite accomplished in both sword (bayonet) and shooting skills and won multiple awards within the regiment, and thus got these cups as a commemorative item.
Condition: Excellent - light fading of the gold
Size: 3.5", 4.25", and 5" across