世界弐周双六. [Sekai nishū sugoroku]. [Twice Around the World Tour Sugoroku]. SHINADA KAMEMATSU, 品田亀松.

世界弐周双六. [Sekai nishū sugoroku].
[Twice Around the World Tour Sugoroku].

新潟. [Niigata]. 柏崎日報. [Kashiwazaki Nippo]. 明治33 [ 1900]. Stock ID #169802

Laid down on board this colourful sugoroku or Japanese board game is damaged. The image has a small stain lower right, frame corners bumped, black and white photographic illustration pasted on left. 55 x 79cm.

This colourful sugoroku was issued as a supplement to Kashiwazaki Nippo (Kashiwazaki Daily) on 7 January 1900. The game offers the two tours around the world, starting in Kobe. The players firstly travel to Korea, Shanghai and Singapore before dropping in Australia where a dugout canoe with a woven sail is featured. Its caption says that the capital is Melbourne as 1900 was the year of Australia's federation. After visiting India, the palyers reach European cities, incuding London, Berlin and Moscow before crossing the Atlantic to the United States where Niagara Falls and New York are visited. The final goal is the Royal Palace in Tokyo. Two photographic illustrations on Zenko-ji temple in Nagano Prefecture are pasted on the board..

This game demonstrates how much interest there was on the world, even among the residents of a small coutnry town, Kashiwazaki, in Niigata Prefecture in 1900. Each city featured in the game has some information on population and history attached for educational purposes.

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