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Sapporo East

Object Number: 
2007.6.178
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 florescent orange background; "SAPPORO EAST" is printed in black with a green shadow below the design logo of the head and torso of a stylized Edo period costumed Japanese man and his enlarged and disproportionate hand holding a pair of chopsticks printed on the front; there are three geometric designs that echo the lines of the chopsticks that consist of a line and 16 dots formed into a triangle also printed on the front; On the back, "JAPANESE RESTAURANT / 245 EAST 10TH STREET (CORNER OF 1ST AVE.) / NEW YORK, N.Y. 10009 RWL. (212)260-1330" is printed in black and is framed with a green border with eased edge corners; "JAPAN” is printed on the manumark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group