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Arisakadogs was begging me to post pics of some of my Sake cups since he is planning to get into this field and since I am just a softy for a grown man begging, here are a few.
 

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Well, A-dogs wasn't REALLY beggin me to post these, but I bet in his mind he was!! LOL
 

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Say what you want but I like them and plan to get more in the future. These cups and bottles are actually parallels to German Reservist Beer Steins in that they are rememberances of a soldiers service time. Also, nearly all date from the late 1930's all the way back to the 1890's. Many of my cups and bottles are for units that served in China, Manchuria and Korea.

If you watch the movie Letters From Iwo Jima, General Kuribiashi has a sake bottle exactly like one of mine sitting next to him on the table when he is drinking with the cavalry officer. Just a movie, but these things were used for real by the Japanese soldiers.
 

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I see there are other "sissies" (Rob's term of me) like me that dig these cups also. I'm telling you non-believers, get a cup and the next thing you know you have a shelf full of them. I thought they were queer too, until I picked one up just because it was named to a Japanese unit that was destroyed in the area of the Philippines my wife is from. I had planned to "get just one", then before you know it, I had to "get just one" that was Artillery, then one that was Signals, then one that was Naval, then one that looked like a helmet, then a bottle, then one that had a machine gun on it, then next thing you know I got bunches of them. If you check some of the websites that sell these things, you will see some pretty neat looking cups with some very detailed machine gun, cannons, planes, trucks, trains, flags, bayonets, shin-guntos, you name it on them. These things represent all the things we collect. But don't pay no mind to me, im a "sissy." :p
 

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I was actually tempted, once, by one on e-bay that was shaped like a Japanese tank & I like the tanks! Sissy ;)
Yes I guess they are sissy, but I was once tempted to buy a little porcelain guy with a dog but then people would think I had "just come out of the closet." :))
 

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I wouldn't know sake if it bit me on the bum. I don't drink too much or too often though. Allows me more money to waste, I mean spend, on this addictive Japanese militaria hobby of mine.

By the way, a decent Sake cup can be had for about 10-20 bucks.
 

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I just had to give you and SSSniper some support from all the "Sakephobes" out there picking on you guys, so here's my Sake cups which if I wasn't liquidating my collection I'd collect more after seeing the different variations you guys have that I've never seen in 17 years of collecting. Mike

Hey those are NICE! Especially the airplane over Mt. Fuji, those are rare ones.
 

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Thanks and because my main Japanese collecting was Aviation when I was collecting I was really excited when I found it (I had two of them at one time but the other one had several small chips) I wasn't sure wether to put my Sake Cups, WTS, on the Japanese Trader section or not because I wasn't sure if there'd be any interest but like you said even Generals drank from them and they're along ways from being Girlymen, huh? Mike
You could try the Trader, but Ebay seems to be the place that the rare ones sell for better prices. The sake cup sport has been mostly taken over by the guy that runs this site: http://www.imperialjapansakecups.com/ Rich is a great guy to deal with and has excellent prices on his stuff. He also gets a lot of the rarer cups and bottles and occasionally has some unique items too. I bought an excellent hinomaru flag from him last year off Ebay. Since he will now sell his items and not charge shipping, he is pretty much undercutting everyone, but these things still sell well on Ebay.
 
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