Made in Occupied Japan collectibles include porcelain items, toys, pottery and other items that people created after World War II when Americans occupied Japan. The majority of the items are European ceramic copies and inexpensive novelties that people could purchase from dime stores. The purpose of these items at the time was for export.
These items were made from 1947 until 1952 and, while generally inexpensive during that time, they are now collectors items and collectors do seek them out. To ensure that these items have the greatest value, collectors look for ones that are in perfect condition without any chips or other imperfections.