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Object Number: 
ca. 1980-1995
Cardboard, ink, and striker
outer box: 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 in (0.9 x 5.5 x 2.7 cm)
Silver cardboard matchbox with inner box and striker; stylized green and white landscape of mountain, field, and stream on top with Japanese characters and "NAKAGAWA" in brown; "ADMATCH CORP/NEW YORK" at one end, "LUNCH 12:00-2:45 -- DINNER 5:30-10:00/CLOSED SUNDAYS" in center; and "PRODUCT/OF JAPAN" at other end, all in brown, on one side; "NAKAGAWA/JAPANESE RESTAURANT/7 WEST 44th ST. NEW YORK, N.Y./(212) 869-8077/PRIVATE PARTY ROOM," alternating in brown and green, on bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group