[Yokoyama Kōhōsha]. 横山公報社, Meiji 39 . Stock ID #164509
Colourful folding sugoroku or Japanese game, 78 cm x 55 cm. Some minor wear and small holes at folds, very occasional light browning. Good copy. This Sugoroku was created to commemorate the first anniversary of the magazine Togyo Shuho 糖業週報 (Sugar Industry Weekly). The squares of the the sugoroku game are made up of advertisements and logos of sugar refining and trading companies in Japan (mostly Tokyo). Japan had acquired the colony of Taiwan in 1895, and the Taiwanese sugar industry, heavily supported by the Japanese colonial authorities, was rapidly expanding at this time. The establishment of the journal Togyo Shuho reflected this expansion. The game concludes with an image of cartoon figure businessmen waving bundles of cash in their hands. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164509).
Price: $395.00 AU