お国自慢全日本民謡絵双六. [Okuni jiman zennihon min'yō esugoroku]. [Illustrated Japanese Folk Music Sugoroku Game]. KAWAHARA KUNIO, 川原久仁於.
お国自慢全日本民謡絵双六. [Okuni jiman zennihon min'yō esugoroku]. [Illustrated Japanese Folk Music Sugoroku Game].

お国自慢全日本民謡絵双六. [Okuni jiman zennihon min'yō esugoroku].
[Illustrated Japanese Folk Music Sugoroku Game].

東京. [Tokyo]. 博文館. [Hakubunkan]. 昭和 3 [ 1928]. Stock ID #171703

Colour illustrated folding sugoroku game sheet, black and white map on reverse, 54 x 79cm, neatly mended with archival tape on reverse. Some browning, particularly evident on one panel on the reverse, small repaired tear lower margin, some wear along folds and edges. Still a pleasing copy of an unusual sugoroku.

This colourful illustrated music related sugoroku was issued as a supplement in the first issue of the newly published magazine, Asahi. The theme of the game, Japanese local folk songs, also includes a song from Korea, the lyrics of which feature the Yalu River and Mt Baekdu. The game starts with Kusatsu-bushi from Gunma Prefecture and finishes with Okesa-bushi from Sado Island, covering in total 39 different folk songs. Each song is presented with its words and an illustration by the popular artist Kawahara Kunio (1905-1988). As the game was published in 1928 before Japan became more nationalistic and militaristic the peaceful theme is not influenced by the propaganda messaging which comes into similar games only a few years later.

On the reverse an outline map of Japan printed in blue ink is surrounded by the head and shoulders portraits of well known people from the prefectures.

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Price: $300.00 AU

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