September 13, 1871, Sino-Japanese Friendship and Trade Treaty was signed in Tianjin. This treaty officially resumed the two countries trade though, actually during the Edo locking-state period, commodities had kept on exchanging. A few Japanese products were welcomed in the Qing market and even the palace, such as lacquer ware and iron ware. For details, you may refer to our research finding: Lai Hui-min, "Japanese Products and Everyday Life in Suzhou, 1736-1795".
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