Item #CL189-18 (Home Education: Around The World Board Game)
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(Home Education: Around The World Board Game)

1926. Colour process lithograph with text in Japanese, 107 x 79cm. Repaired minor tears to edges, old folds and slight foxing. Linen-backed.

Held in Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University with the comment “These games reflect people’s interest in new transportation tools, Japan’s admiration of Western civilization, the nation’s aspiration to expand its colony and territory, and a growing awareness and (mis)understandings of a culturally and racially diverse global world. Players need to rotate the game board 90 degrees clockwise to better discern a pictorial world map, which highlights animals, people, and famous scenery. The Rising Sun Flags mark the Japanese explorations and marine/naval activities in many parts of the world.”

Illustrations include Australia depicted with only kangaroos, and “cannibalistic” indigenous people representing Borneo.

Item #CL189-18

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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