Kabushiki Kaisha Hakubunkan]*. 株式会社博文館, Showa 31928. Stock ID #164496
Issued as a supplement to Shonen Sekai 少年世界 published on 1 January Showa 3. Printed on both sides this sheet has two sugoroku on it. 世界一周飛行双六 [Sekai isshū hikō sugoroku] printed in full colour and 豪勇強兵衛武者修行双六 [GōyūTsuyobē Mushashugyō sugoroku] printed in blue on reverse. Folded as issued. Few small cellotape repairs fold and lower margin. Very attractive game in good condition. 78.8 x 54cm. A colouful New year's sugoroku produced by "Shonen Sekai",a magazine for boys. The first aerial circumnavigation of the world had been achieved by a US team of avaitors in 1924, and attracted a great deal of interest in Japan. This sugoroku follows a fictional round-the-world flight by two youthful Japanese pilots who are: shot at by an enemy in China, make a parachute descent into India, encounter spear-waving tribesmen, survive a thunderstorm, fight off lions in Africa, are greeted by native Americans in the Rocky Mountains,and skim over the back of a spouting whale in the Pacific before being welcomed home to Japan. The reverse side bears a blue-and-white printed sugoroku based on a boys' cartoon story about a fictional samurai figure. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164496).
Price: $350.00 AU