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Occupied Japan, China Replacement, Dinnerware, Tableware

Occupied Japan, discontinued china pattern, replacement china, tableware made in Japan.

At the end of World War II the Allied forces occupied Japan. This occupation began August 14, 1945 and lasted till April 28, 1952. During this time half of all Japanese export items had to be marked with "Occupied Japan" or "made in Occupied Japan". The majority of items they exported were kitchenware and many of those were items of pottery such as vases, dishes and china. Sale of these items helped to rebuild the nation's economy.