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橫濱火災保險株式會社保險雙六 / 画作印刷兼發行者松田敦朝.

Yokohama kasai hoken kabushiki gaisha hoken sugoroku / gasaku ken hakkōsha Matsuda Atsutomo.

Visual material
  • Tōkyō : Shishidō, Meiji 32 [1899]
  • 東京 : 志々堂, 明治32 [1899]
1 sheet : color ; 61 x 46 cm
Summary note:
This promotional sugoroku board game was designed to educate people about the benefits of having insurance. The furidashi (start) at the bottom shows a list of the board members and directors of the company. The first step is labeled "applying for insurance," and depicts two women in conversation in the street in front of the Yokohama Fire Insurance Corporation. The younger woman tells the older that you don't have to go in person to the company; if you call or send a postcard, they will send someone to your home. The second step is labeled "home insurance," and shows a wealthy gentleman showing an insurance salesman his luxurious home. The next step is the "insurance contract," and the image shows a bustling insurance office. Other steps along the way to the goal include insurance to cover merchandise, insurance to cover shipping, the panic of a nearby fire, firemen running to the scene, a sleepless night with worrying over not having insurance, a couple fast asleep reassured that they have insurance. Thanks to the Yokohama fire insurance company, the damaged warehouse is rebuilt. The final goal (agari) is a house completion celebration. Branch offices are listed in the margins on both sides of the board.
Title in translation: Yokohama fire insurance corporation's insurance sugoroku.
  • Gameboards Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Color prints, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Wood-engraving, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
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