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Shoseki, chizu, sugoroku fukuro-shū, 書籍, 地図 [地圖], 双六袋集 [Collection of Wrappers for Books, Maps, and Sugoroku]

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Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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Ishii Kyūjirō 石井久二郎 assembled an album of pasted-in fukuro 袋, wrappers for books, board games (sugoroku 双六), and maps. The fukuro--particularly the fukuro for sugoroku--are heavily illustrated with colorful images of women and men in traditional Japanese dress, decorative patterns, flowers and other plants, landscapes, animals, and objects for daily life.

Inside the back cover, a note states: "This album gathers wrappers for books, maps, sugoroku, and other materials, [collected] over about thirty years." It is dated March of Shōwa 41 (1966) and includes the collector's name (Ishii Kyūjirō 石井久二郎).

This volume includes fukuro 袋 for 122 ehon 絵本 (illustrated books), 12 sugoroku 双六 (board games), and 4 maps, pasted onto pages in apparently no order. The fukuro are wrappers for printed material and are often heavily illustrated with images and/or text. There are some predominantly black and white wrappers, in addition to a large number of colorful wrappers, and the sizes range from 2.5 x 3.5 inches to 8 x 12 inches. Most fukuro contain text in Japanese. Images include women and men in traditional Japanese dress, abstract decorative patterns, flowers and other plants, landscapes, animals, and objects for daily life.

The bulk of the fukuro are for books, which include illustrated books, poetry, textbooks, fiction, and more genres.

Sold by Boston Book Company, 2017.

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Mendelson
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Scrapbook of fukuro.
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Loose fukuro (originally laid into volume).
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Illustrated book fragment (incomplete and containing kuzushiji (cursive characters)) (originally laid into volume).
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