Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Japanese Matchbook Covers ca 1940s-50s

In Tobacciana > Matchbooks > Show & Tell and Tobacciana > Match Holders > Show & Tell.
<3 COLLECTIONS WE LOVE <314 of 29This micro mosaic pendant makes my "Grand Tour" completeFiestaware teapots
3
Love it
0
Like it

tom61375tom61375 loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Hunter
(34 items)

At the wild Brimfield Antique show a few weeks back, I stumbled upon a booth with a huge box filled with old matchbooks and matchbox covers. I had also recently come across this amazing selection of Japanese matchbox labels on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maraid/sets/72157604922299315
and so was surprised to find a couple of Japanese boxes in the random mix of mostly American ones at Brimfield.

These three were my favorite - mostly for their lovely graphics. Their backsides are plain blue paper.

Does anyone know anything about the places they advertise, or can you read Japanese and tell me what the mystery text says? I'm assuming they're from the postwar era, and judging from the "Misawa Officer's Mess" not that far from the occupation period...

*** Updated info via scandinavian_pieces' friend Mami ***
The first striped box is from a luxury restaurant called "KAPPO," the second one is for "KOIZUMI CLOTHES SHOP" and lists the shop's address in Tokyo, the third is for "MISAWA SHAKO CLUB," which was a social club with bar girls or escorts.

Mystery Solved

Comments

  1. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    thanks Scandi & Mikko!
  2. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    thanks mr.majestic!
  3. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    special thanks to scandi (and her pal Mami) who helped with translating these boxes <3
  4. Hunter Hunter, 2 years ago
    thanks Bellin :)

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.