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Very curious cup with the three legged raven : Yata-no-Karasu

showa tenno

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Hi dear friends

I know that the three-legged raven is the symbol of the soldier’s mutual aid association (or soldier's relief league ?) but I don’t know what the function of this cup is (13.5 x 10cm). Is it a memory? and for what occasion?

I need your help to understand the text inside the lid and the 2 kanjis inside the cup.....it's seems to be a maker mark on the bottom ? Am I right ?
.if it is a memory... what it has to do with ?? have you an idea ?

Thanks a lot for your very precious help,

Regards
Showa tenno
 

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inside the lid
造幣局製
御即位大禮記念 灰皿
指定頒布所 三越
意匠登録出願中
Made by the Mint Bureau
Commemoration of the Enthronement Ceremony, Ashtray
Designated Distributing Place, Mitsukoshi Department Store
Design Registration Application Pending


inside the tray
萬歳
Banzai

on the bottom
造幣局製
Made by the Mint Bureau
 

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Hi Toritoribe,

Thank you for your kindness, and for this very valuable help

Now, I know from you everything I wanted to know

Regards

Showa tenno
 

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Please forgive me, this is not related to your cup, however, I find the yatagarasu (八咫烏) symbol of great interest. It is also used at the Kumano Hongū Taisha in Wakayama and by Japan's National Football Team, the 'Samurai Blue'.

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Hi Thomas,
I didn’t know that symbol
was used nowadays and ....for a football club, it’s a discovery for me

must be seen as a link with "mutual aid" I believe, which is the symbol of

"the imperial soldier relief association"

below badge of my collection,

Regards
Showa tenno
 

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