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Inubou Karuta card game (1940s-50s)

Inubou Karuta ('Inubo' Iroha Karuta Game). Tokyo: Tsunashima Shoten, (mid-1940s-1950s).AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 45 cards with color illustration and 45 cards with text (8 x 6 cm for each card), in a cardboard bow with pictorial lid (17 x 13 x 3 cm). The set does not include cards for the obsolete ゐ and ゑ (became obsolete in 1946).

État / Condition — Fine (light wear, creasing to some cards).

Remarques & avis / Review — A wonderful, and very rare, Inubo Iroha Karuta cardgame from the immediate Postwar with great, funny, slightly naive and very colorful illustrations!

Divers / Misc. — The 'inubo' karuta games are thus called simply because the first card illustrates the proverb 'Inu mo arukeba bou ni ataru'. Also called 'Kamigata' (Kyoto / Kansai), they feature a different set of proverbs and sayings from the regular 'Edo' (Tokyo) Iroha.

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