Occupied Japan figurines
Occupied Japan figurines are a variety of collectible made during the US occupation of Japan in the years following World War II, 1947-1952.
Today, these pieces are especially sought-after among collectors.
Types of figurines
Occupied Japan figurines reflect many of the cultural and social trends of the Japanese post-WW2 era, with porcelain ladies, banjo players and little boys with dogs being among the items for sale on popular collectibles websites such as eBay.
Indications of the popularity of Occupied Japan pieces among collectors include the formation of a dedicated collectors’ club in 1979.
Elsewhere Occupied Japan collectibles dominated Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide yearly chart of the most popular searches on its website in 2009 and 2010. Occupied Japan pieces disappeared from the chart in 2011.
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