Iroha-karuta produced in 1948.
Baseball board game produced by EPOCH company
Exhibition: "Children's Play and Baseball"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 through Sunday, February 1, 2009
At the exhibition Hall of the Baseball Museum
In cooperation with EPOCH Company
Japanese children used to enjoy playing sandlot baseball and also played card and menko with a photo of their favorite players printed on (like iroha-karuta produced in 1948. Photo above) and baseball board game (like the one produced by EPOCH company in 1974. Photo below).
The upcoming exhibition will showcase many kinds of playthings enjoyed mostly in Showa period onwards; sugoroku (Japanese backgammon), cards, baseball boards, beigoma, menko, so-called "bromide," and baseball cards.
Also on display will be the first baseball board produced by EPOCH in 1958 and the above-mentioned one, which has enjoyed the highest popularity ever.