|Very rare naval cup made for a
bugler. The characters say,
'Yokosuka Naval Barracks, Bugler
Corps, Discharge Commemorative.'
|The inscription from the cup above. Bugler Corps.
Note that this term was for a bugler who gave signal on board ship
|MILITARY MUSIC CUPS
|Cups specifically labeled 'Bugler' or 'Military Band' are quite rare. I have only run into
a few examples. Sometimes you may find cups with a bugle on them, but usually
these are not inscribed with anything other than a regiment number. I suspect that
they have some connection with buglers, though there is no way to prove that.
|The characters say, 'Military Band Unit, Discharge
Commemorative.' Some kind of harp or lyre symbol
that resembles the collar insignia (see an example to
the left) of military band units.
|From the top: GUN-GAKU-TAI
(Military Band Unit)
|Here are some cups with bugles on them.
None of them are inscribed with anything
that connects them to buglers, though.
|Inscribed with a personal name: 'Ishii [?]'
|Inscribed '34th Infantry'. Thanks for the photo, Steve!
|The characters say, 'Infantry 33rd Regiment, Furlough
|Bugle at the bottom. The characters say, 'Infantry 58th Regiment Commemorative.'
|Rice bowl with a bugler and battle flag on either side. It is very
hard to find buglers on any kind of WW2 item.
|There is a bugle in the design. Inscribed 'Disbandment Commemorative,
9th Infantry, 8th [Division?], Murai.'
|The insignia at the bottom is almost certainly the Military Band Unit
Inscribed 'Commemorative' and then a 3-line poem or slogan. After that,
there is a phrase 'kikubi yori' which means 'An ideal day for a
chrysanthemum,' and a phrase that may mean '[marching?] ceremony.'
The chrysanthemum is the Imperial flower.
The kanji I translated as marching is shuu, which really means circuit, lap,
or going around.