Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tashiro Zo, Tashiro made. Made in Yokohama, probably Taisho Period.
According to "Collector's Guide to Made In Japan Ceramics" Carole Bess White, Tashiro Shoten was in business before WWII and closed in 1954
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
These beckoning cats are found all over JAPAN, in front of restaurants and shops greeting all who enter with an uplifted paw. They come in many varieties, shapes, and sizes. The Japanese love anything "Kawaii" or cute.
This porcelain maneki neko is signed Imari. It was probably made in the latter part of the 20th century.