Dating made in japan

30 Dec

They are based in Japan, but also have a US subsidiary, Hoshino USA, headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.Hoshino owns no manufacturing facilities beyond a small custom shop in California.Takayama's old town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants.The southern half of the old town, especially the Sannomachi Street, survives in a particularly pretty state with many old homes, shops, coffee houses and sake breweries, some of which have been in business for centuries.The Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population has given up on dating and is just marrying friends.A government survey found 69% of Japanese men and 59% of Japanese women do not have a romantic partner.What does exist is a Trading Company named Hoshino Gakki Group.

Several homes in the old town open their doors to the public.

And only a few of these pictures show multiple angles of the cups and saucers, or list the name or the identifying marks of the company making the pieces.

Because I am not an expert in Occupied Japan collectibles (just an avid collector), I really don't know what the value is for different pieces.

For serious Occupied Japan collectors, it is items with these two marks for which they search.

Although several excellent books are available on Occupied Japan collectibles, all contain limited photos of cups and saucers, which is what I collect.