新案スポーツ双六. [Shin'an supotsu sugoroku]. [New Sport Sugoroku Game]. IWATARO MORISHITA, . 森下岩太郎編輯.
新案スポーツ双六. [Shin'an supotsu sugoroku]. [New Sport Sugoroku Game].

新案スポーツ双六. [Shin'an supotsu sugoroku].
[New Sport Sugoroku Game].

東京. [Tokyo]. 博文堂. [Hakubundo]. 昭和 4 [ 1929]. Stock ID #171508

Japanese sports themed coloured Sugoroku with Japanese fortune telling game printed in blue ink on the reverse. Folds, some neat Japanese tissue repairs along a few folds. Very good condition. Text in Japanese. 54 x 78cm.

This sheet with two games on it were often published as New Year supplements, this for the Asahi magazine in January 1929. The sugoroku features mainly young male athletes engaging in various sporting activities, including sumo wrestling, judo, skiing, table tennis, swimming, archery, boxing, baseball, and rugby. One panel shows female players playing basketball.

The fortune telling game on the reverse of the sugoroku gives various readings by using two dice. Both games were designed to be enjoyed at home with families and friends during New Year celebrations. Interestingly, given the time of publication, militarism is not featured in either game, probably because fighting in China was not seriously affecting the Japanese society at this stage. All sorts of sports were enjoyed by the public in Japan at that time and people's main concerns for the future were still mostly related to personal relationships and money.

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Price: $350.00 AU

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