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東京近傍名勝雙六 / 香朝楼筆 ; 編輯印刷兼発行者牧金之助.

Tōkyō kinbō meishō sugoroku / Kōchōrō hitsu ; henshū insatsu ken hakkōsha Maki Kinnosuke.

Visual material
  • Tōkyō : Fukagawaya Maki Kinnosuke, Meiji 23 [1890]
  • 東京 : 深川屋牧金之助, 明治23 [1890]
1 sheet : color ; 81 x 70 cm + 1 envelope (26 x 22 cm)
Summary note:
Illustration of famous sites in Tokyo; in form of a sugoroku game board. The gameboard is made of 7 separately printed sections that have been pasted together. The envelope is decorated with an image of the Meiji Emperor, striding forth with his retinue. Edo-jō castle is in the background. The game begins (furidashi) with a close-up image of the bridge at Nihonbashi, described as the most prosperous spot at the center of Tokyo. Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance. From there, depending on the toss of the dice, players can go to Mukōjima, Kokkaigijidō (National Diet Building), Fukagawa Hachimangū, Susaki red-light district, Shin-yoshiwara, or Funinbenzaiten (in Ueno). Each larger frame presents a close-up of a famous sight in or near Tokyo. Above each scene is a smaller image that zooms out to show a tourist destination farther afield, such as Kamakura, Enoshima, Yokohama, and Nikkō. Most of these smaller images are labeled with Buddhist or Shinto places of pilgrimage. The images contain descriptions of each destination, but the players only land on the larger images. The final destination (agari) is Kinryūzan Sensōji, popularly known as Asakusa. The yin-yang symbol at the top of the game suggests that these places may also be paired based on yin or yang associations.
  • Title panel (size: 10.5 x 23.3 cm) pasted on the top of sugoroku.
  • Title in translation: Sugoroku of famous sights around Tokyo.
Tokyo (Japan)Pictorial works [Browse]
  • Pictorial works.
  • Sugoroku (Game)
  • Gameboards Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Color prints, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
  • Wood-engraving, Japanese Meiji period, 1868-1912.
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