WW2 Japanese Military Army Metal Helmet Sake Cup #112

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 19,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
WW2 Japanese Military Metal Helmet Sake Cup #112
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Item WW2 Japanese Military Sake Cup Size 1 in high, 2.3 in wide Age WW2 era Condition Excellent condition. No dings or dents. Comments Commemorative cup for wartime military service to the Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. is the Wikipedia link to the history of Hirohito. The top of the cup has 3 cherry (sakura) blossum petals raised on the metal. The interior of the cup has the Japanese hinomaru flag and the kanji for Emperor and army. Inscription Translation Maker's Mark None Discussion Japanese military sake cups (sakazuki) were produced from the turn of the century until the end of WW2. These sake cups were wartime symbols and commemorative of important military events for Japanese soldiers and sailors such as service in foreign lands, a victorious battle, retirement, honorable discharge, regimental membership among others. Most of these cups show markings and emblems of an event and sometimes a military unit and/or military function, some have a solder's name. The Japanese military imperial command presented these decorative sake cups to the soldiers. And, the soldiers themselves commissioned cups and freely gave them to relatives and friends as a remembrance of a consequential occurrence in the man's military life. The people who received a cups would pour sake from them and drink in pleasant remembrance of their friend or loved one and the momentous event. During wartime, sake possessed a religious significance for the Japanese soldier in that it was one of the Shinto elements that provided purification. Sake not only had a religious connection but celebratory as well. Soldiers consumed sake at times special observance and times of personal consequence. Kamikaze pilots drank sake prior to their final mission. . Click to see my other Japanese military item auctions