I keep finding wonderful things at estate sales! What is really interesting was a sale where I found several vintage items that were directly from Japan, brought to Texas by a world traveller!
The twist is that when you purchase items made in Japan in the U.S.A., they are stamped Japan, or Made In Japan. When a visitor to Japan purchases products not designed for export, they are unmarked.
I have a gorgeous 7 piece Japanese Salad Bowl Set listed at
Luv2Luv Antiques that was a direct purchase in Japan!
Vintage 1950s Japanese Salad Bowl Set