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Exhibition:Children's Play and Baseball
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 through Sunday, February 12, 2006

Children have enjoyed baseball from days past. Not only did they played baseball,
but they felt vicarious thrill by playing karuta (cards),and menko (pasteboard dump) and a sham game with a baseball board. They were enthralled by pictures of their baseball idols printed on these cards.
To be displayed in the coming exhibition are playthings enjoyed in good old days
(mainly in the Showa Era, 1926-1988)---sugoroku (Japanese backgammon), karuta, baseball boards, behgoma (shell tops), menko, stills, and baseball cards. Visitors can try playing sugoroku and baseball boards. In January, 2006, a karuta party will be held using the Museum's treasure, New Iroha-karuta (1948) or Japanese "Alphabet" cards.


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