I picked up this photo the other day at Capital City Antiques and noticed on the back that someone wrote Nagoya City Park. Since my little sister and her family live in Nagoya I thought that it would be funny if they found the spot where this photo was taken. Sure enough she found it!
Sold to Holyrood House - L3341N From post WWII Occupied Japan, A hand painted Jardiner, decorated with Phoenix bird, Peonies & white Cherry blossoms. (H:220mm, D: 250mm). Available for sale at Newlyn Antiques & Cottage Garden Nursery for $55.00. Note: A very attractive Jardiner, but to understand the significance of the decoration it has to be put into contes. It was made when Japan, as a nation, was at its lowest ebb. Comprehensively beaten into submission after WWII, but beginning to recover, The Phoenix bird is a mythical bird, a symbol of regeneration and hope. The peony flowers regarded as symbols of beauty and Cherry blossoms, again important Japanese spring blossoms. These were made for both the Japanese & the export market. A subtle message to both Japan and the world. “We may have been beaten, but we will rise again.”
Made in Occupied Japan! These beautiful handpainted cups and saucers were made between1945 and 1952, it's incredible they survived and they made it to my house lol. They in the shop now, listed at $119.99 shipped, and elegible for a 25% discount which expires tonight. Link in bio.
These were gifted to me by a friend who I love like a mom. We used to play with these when I was little. She told me that she also played with them when she was little, which I didn't know...and she is in her 70s now! Then I found out they were made in Occupied Japan right after WWII!! 😮 I thought that was soo cool! 😃 I used them today, but won't be taking them out too often, I don't want them to break, the kids were crazy about them! 😁