Very Rare Antique Japanese Military 1927 Battleship Mutsu Imperial Fleet Review Flagship Navy Sake Cup
This is a very rare antique Japanese navy sake cup, decorated with the big words "Displaying Martiality" and the smaller words "Showa 2nd Year Special Fleet Review Commemoration" "Imperial Flagship Warship Mutsu". This cup is a rare one for a specific ship in a specific event - in this case the fleet review that took place in 1927 along with wargames. In total 158 ships participated in this event, and the Mutsu had the honor of having the Showa emperor on it as the review ship. Any time an item is directly related to the emperor it is highly sought after by Japanese collectors especially because of its imperial connection. The Mutsu, of course, was the sister ship to the Nagato and in 1927 was the most modern battleship that the IJN had at the time.
The cup comes with a wooden box.
Size: 3" across