[Japan]. Jikunsha, Circa1935. Stock ID #169326
Illustrated paper envelope browned and torn with some loss, double sided fukuwarai game board sheet with a tear on fold, uncut pieces for fukuwarai game in very good condition, two magic instructions on back envelope. Envelop size 17 x 23cm, Board sheet 52 x 32.5cm, face piece sheet 26 x 18cm. This game was sent to the frontline soldiers for their entertainment. Fukuwarai game is where a blind folded player places eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth on an outline of a head to see how accurate the face can be reproduced. The double sided sheet features illustrations of a comedian, Yanagiya Kingoro (1901-1972), and a story teller, Hirosawa Torazo (1899-1964). Both entertainers were very popular in Japan from 1930s. The back of the envelope includes instructions for two types of hand magic which can be performed. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 169326).
Price: $175.00 AU