This new book is an excellent reference for the multitude of ceramics items marked "MADE IN JAPAN" that were exported between 1921 and 1941, after Japanese manufacturers used the "NIPPON" mark and before the "MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN" mark. The 350 color photographs show hundreds of household ceramics arranged in an easy-to-find alphabetical order from ash trays to wall pockets. The Price Guide makes clear that this is an excellent field for collectors priced out of other fields. Here are many humorous and novelty designs in planters, cookie jars, pitchers, teapots, cups, creamers, sugar bowls, vases, pincushion holders, lamps, dishes and salt and pepper shakers. When considering items marked "MADE IN JAPAN," expect the unexpected!