ARTISTS

Amita Arthur & Bond Asahi Shoten Ashizuki CPO Dunhill Namiki Fujii, Yoshitoyo Fukui Hagiya, Katsuhira Hattori, Kintaro Ikeda, Seisuke G. Ikoma Kagawa, Katsuhiro Kawano, Yoshinosuke Komai, Otojiro Komai, Seibei Kuhn & Komor Kumeno, Teitaro Kuroda, Kiichi Kyoto Damascene Mitsui, Yoshio Mitsukoshi Miyamoto Shoko Murakami Toyo Nagata Namikawa, Yasuyuki Nogawa, Noboru Ogurusu Ohayo Okubo Brothers Samurai Shokai Takeda Brothers Uyeda, Kichigoro Yamanaka Yiwangjik

Amita Co. artists: Minai, Torahiko Kanamori, Takeshi

Other artists

CPO [シーピーオー] (1947-1950)

CPO is believed to be the acronym for Central Purchasing Office, a department that was responsible for purchasing various products in occupied Japan in a 1947-1950 period and selling these goods to the Allied Forces (and only) with no taxation. A variety of products bear this mark from the Japanese occupation period: cigarette cases, cameras, satsuma porcelain, lacquer, vinyl records, etc.

Majority of the cigarette cases bearing this mark are layered by a red lacquer, but there are pure silver and even damascene examples as well.

The CPO mark is usually accompanied by the "made in occupied Japan" stamp.

Marks
Examples (from the web)
References