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There is currently not all that much known about the Japanese glass industry, but more and more quality pieces of glassware are appearing, bearing Japan labels. Not just new glass, but vintage pieces from around 1950's - 1970's, the quality and style of which rivals Murano, Scandinavian, and Czech glass production. I have a hunch that Japanese glassware will become much more popular as more information is discovered, so watch this space!

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Scandinavian style hooped green glass vase, actually made in Japan, labelled. Scandinavian style hooped green glass vase, actually made in Japan, labelled. Scandinavian style hooped green glass vase, actually made in Japan, labelled. Scandinavian style hooped green glass vase, actually made in Japan, labelled.
Scandinavian style hooped green glass vase, made in Japan, labelled.

Scandinavian style hooped red cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped red cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped red cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped red cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan.
Scandinavian style hooped red cased glass vase with white interior, made in Japan.

Scandinavian style hooped amber cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped green cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped yellow cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan.
Scandinavian style hooped cased glass vases in amber, green, blue and yellow, with white interior, made in Japan.

Scandinavian style hooped green cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped orange cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped purple cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan.
Scandinavian style hooped cased glass vases in green, blue, orange and purple, with white interior, made in Japan.
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Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan. Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, actually made in Japan.
Scandinavian style hooped blue cased glass vase with white interior, made in Japan.
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Japanese green bark textured glass vase, seen with labels that read 'My Lady, Japan'. Japanese green bark textured glass vase, seen with labels that read 'My Lady, Japan'. Japanese green bark textured glass vase, seen with labels that read 'My Lady, Japan'. Japanese green bark textured glass vase, seen with labels that read 'My Lady, Japan'.
Japanese green bark textured glass vase, seen with labels that read 'My Lady, Japan'.
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Orange textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Orange textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Orange textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Orange textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
Orange textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
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Amber + green textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Blue textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Red textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Yellow textured glass square vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
Textured glass square vases in amber + green, blue, red and yellow, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
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Red textured glass hexagonal vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Red textured glass hexagonal vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Amber textured glass hexagonal vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Blue textured glass hexagonal vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
Textured glass hexagonal vases in red, amber and blue, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
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Amber + green textured glass cylindrical vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Amber + green textured glass cylindrical vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Blue textured glass cylindrical vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range. Blue textured glass cylindrical vase, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
Textured glass cylindrical vases in amber + green, and blue, probably made in Japan, similar seen with 'Best Art Glass, Foreign' label. Often mistaken for the Davidson Luna range.
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Japanese amber bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese amber bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese amber bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese amber bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books.
Japanese amber bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books.
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Japanese blue bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese blue bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese blue bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books. Japanese blue bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books.
Japanese blue bark textured glass vase, seen with 'Old Colony, Japan' labels. Often mistaken for Riihimaki / Riihimaen glass due to a mistake in the Millers Collectables books.
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Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
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Japanese orange glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese orange glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese orange glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese orange glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
Japanese orange glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
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Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
Japanese blue glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
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Japanese green glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese green glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese green glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Japanese green glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
Japanese green glass vase with inner white casing. These have aquired the name 'Dalek' vase due to the knobbled design. Seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'.
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Green glass dalek vase with 'Made in Taiwan' on the base. Cased versions have been seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Taiwan was part of Japan from 1895 until 1945, which may explain the link. Green glass dalek vase with 'Made in Taiwan' on the base. Cased versions have been seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Taiwan was part of Japan from 1895 until 1945, which may explain the link. Green glass dalek vase with 'Made in Taiwan' on the base. Cased versions have been seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Taiwan was part of Japan from 1895 until 1945, which may explain the link. Green glass dalek vase with 'Made in Taiwan' on the base. Cased versions have been seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Taiwan was part of Japan from 1895 until 1945, which may explain the link.
Green glass dalek vase with 'Made in Taiwan' on the base. Cased versions have been seen with various importer labels that read 'Made in Japan'. Taiwan was part of Japan from 1895 until 1945, which may explain the link.

Blue, green + pink cased glass vase, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass vase, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass vase, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass vase, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
Blue, green + pink cased glass vase, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
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Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
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Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass. Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
Blue, green + pink cased glass bowl, made in Japan by Kamei Glass.
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Japanese blue cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese blue cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese green cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese green cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels.
Japanese blue cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels.
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Japanese green cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels.
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Japanese yellow cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese yellow cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese yellow cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels. Japanese yellow cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels.
Japanese yellow cased glass bowl with white interior, seen with "Wales, made in Japan" import labels.
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Green glass votive/candle holder, by Sasaki, Japan, labelled. Green glass votive/candle holder, by Sasaki, Japan, labelled. Green glass votive/candle holder, by Sasaki, Japan, labelled. Green glass votive/candle holder, by Sasaki, Japan, labelled.
Green glass votive/candle holder, by Sasaki, Japan, labelled.

Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
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Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
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Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
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Milky yellow glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky blue glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky blue glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
Assorted glass bowls/ashtrays, by Sasaki, Japan.
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Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky purple glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky orange glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan. Milky green glass bowl/ashtray, by Sasaki, Japan.
Assorted glass bowls/ashtrays, by Sasaki, Japan.
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Green cased glass vase with white interior, seen with paper labels that read "Japan". Green cased glass vase with white interior, seen with paper labels that read "Japan". Blue cased glass vase with white interior, seen with paper labels that read "Japan". Red cased glass vase with white interior, seen with paper labels that read "Japan".
Cased glass vases in green, blue and red with white interior, seen with paper labels that read "Japan".
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Black, purple + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei, labelled. Black, purple + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei, labelled. Black, purple + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei, labelled. Black, purple + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei, labelled.
Black, purple + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei, labelled.
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Green glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Blue glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Glass bud vases in green, orange, yellow and blue, with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Green, blue + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Purple, red + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Purple, blue + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Blue glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.
Green, blue + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Purple, red + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Purple, blue + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Blue glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.

Purple, orange + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Purple, orange + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Purple, orange + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Purple, orange + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Purple, orange + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Blue glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Yellow glass jug/pitcher with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.
Glass bud vases in blue, yellow and green, with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Yellow glass jug/pitcher with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.

Orange, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Has the Nasco label, an "Opaline" label, and a "J. M. Fields" retailer label, which dates this vase at somewhere between 1950 - 1979. Orange, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Has the Nasco label, an "Opaline" label, and a "J. M. Fields" retailer label, which dates this vase at somewhere between 1950 - 1979. Orange, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Has the Nasco label, an "Opaline" label, and a "J. M. Fields" retailer label, which dates this vase at somewhere between 1950 - 1979. Orange, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Has the Nasco label, an "Opaline" label, and a "J. M. Fields" retailer label, which dates this vase at somewhere between 1950 - 1979.
Orange, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Has the Nasco label, an "Opaline" label, and a "J. M. Fields" retailer label, which dates this vase at somewhere between 1950 - 1979.
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Green, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Green, black + white glass bud vase, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Red glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Blue glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green glass bud vase with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Glass bud vases in red, blue, yellow and green, with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Orangey red glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Orangey red glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Orangey red glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Orangey red glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Orangey red glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Green glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Green glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
Green glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.
Glass bud vases in yellow and red, with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.

Green glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Red glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Purple glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei. Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.
Glass bud vases in green and red, with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco. Purple glass bowl/ashtray with white stripe, made in Japan and imported by Nasco, probably made by Kamei.
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Yellow glass bud vase with white stripe, probably made in Japan by Kamei, and imported by Nasco.



        



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