|Superb tank sake cup try with Academy Double Star
at the top. Labeled 'Army Academy Tank Regiment.'
|The characters read 'Stationed in Manchuria
Commemorative, Kwantung Army [Kanto-gun],
Tank Unit 3rd Division.'
|The IJA had few tanks and had little interest in using
them. So Tank Unit items are rather hard to find. The
basic pattern is of course a tank. In fact I have never
seen a cup or other commemorative item labeled 'Tank
Unit' without a tank somewhere in the pattern.
|The characters read 'Tank Unit 1st Regiment.'
|Although not explicitly labeled a tank unit,
painted tanks isolated like this one almost
always are on tank unit items.
Inscribed 'China Incident, Victorious Return