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WW2 Sake Cup

Jags1

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I'm hoping someone can help me with interpreting the writings on this WW2 sake cup. Not exactly sure what it represents but it appears to be navy aviation.
Many thanks!!!
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joadbres

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All of the writing is read from right to left.

The three phrases appearing on the cup are:
海軍
kaigun
navy

昭和拾九年
Showa juukyu nen
the year Showa 19 (i.e., 1944)

神風特別攻撃隊
Shinpuu Tokubetsu Kougekitai
"Divine Wind" Special Attack Unit

The characters 神風 can also be read as Kamikaze.
 
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