Made in Occupied Japan Cups and Saucers

Following the end of World War II in 1945 and until 1952, items imported from Japan to around the world had to be marked in a fashion indicating they came from Occupied Japan. Although four different marks were used on cups and saucers during this time (“Japan,” “Made in Japan,” “Occupied Japan,” and “Made in Occupied Japan”), only the last two marks guarantee the pieces were made in the Occupied Japan timeframe. For serious Occupied Japan collectors, it is items with these two marks for which they search.


1 Response to “Made in Occupied Japan Cups and Saucers”

  1. December 6, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Those are beautiful! I wish I had those on my dinner table!

    My great aunt has some WW2 era Netsuke. I wonder if they too have markings on them.

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