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Hayato

Object Number: 
2007.6.93 ab
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, and striker
Dimensions: 
outer box: 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm) inner box: 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. (5.7 x 3.5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Cardboard matchbox with inner and outer box; this skillet type is printed on the outer box with a texture gridded white background; design emblem of calligraphy kanji printed in gray ink on the front; printed on the reverse in black "HAYATO / Japanese Seafood Restaurant / 571 Third Ave. (Bet. 37-38 Sts.) / New York, N.Y. 10016" a design emblem of scroll work is printed on the line above the address; printed on the manumark "(212) 883 - 0453 / RINGO INT'NL / NEW YORK / PRODUCT / OF JAPAN”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group