This Japanese ceramic sake set was brought to Australia by Machiko Mizuta when she migrated as a war bride from Japan in 1952. Machiko met Douglas Bryce, an Australian army engineer, during his posting to Kure in occupied Japan in the late 1940s. They married in Australia in 1953 and encountered both acceptance and prejudice before settling in a war service home in Clayton. Machiko remained in Australia with her children after Douglas' death.

Japanese brides initially received five year temporary residency visas. Then in 1956 after extensive lobbying by the Country Women's Association and the Returned Services League the law was amended to allow them to become citizens. This change was part of a gradually whittling away of the remnants of the White Australia policy.

Physical Description

Ceramic sake carafe off white with orange floral design around the outside with an orange band at the neck and base of the carafe. The rim has a small pouring lip. Also four small sake cups in matching off-white and orange floral design.

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