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Article about: I havent seen many treads about cups here on the Japanese militaria forum, it has mostly been question about cups. So i thought that i should start one. Im fairly new at collecting cups and

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    Hello all - I bought this cup (my only one) in Nagasaki, Japan, at a city "garage sale". I have been told that it translates to something like "Your duty is heavy and your life is light. We hope you have life when your duty is done." Cheers
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    Do you live in Nagasaki or just visiting?




    Tom

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    I'm not so fashinating from cups i have a small number of that

    Show your Japanese cups

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    Nice stuff. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Quote by Gman37 View Post
    I have been told that it translates to something like "Your duty is heavy and your life is light. We hope you have life when your duty is done."
    Someone gave you BS. It is simply about the joy of being able to return to one's hometown after successfully fulfilling one's important duties.

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    Tom - Just visiting - I was on business in Sasebo and stole away for the day - very interesting place. ****Nick - No BS given. A Japanese (national) friend interpreted the cup for me (the man who sold it did not speak English, and I didn't even know it was a sake cup!). Funny how the exact English version of Japanese/kanje meaning is often interpreted differently.

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