In 1970s Southern California, two brands were pretty big: Kenwood and Mikasa. They rode the Made in Japan trend of the 1960s to the 1980s, but they were both American companies, founded George Aratani, a local nisei guy.Continue reading Kenwood and Mikasa
My listing include some items from my father’s collection. Authentic items related to Japan and the US from 1950 to around 1980. Many items have already been sold.
Showa retro is a category of Japanese vintage items, mainly from the post-WW2 period, but related to the Showa Era (1926 to 1989). During the period after WW2 reconstruction, and afterward, an original design and style developed.