Shinbashi

Object Number: 
2007.6.76
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 4.8 x 5.4 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed on the exterior in olive on the background of the matchcover and white printed emblem and text and olive text printed on the interior; an emblem comprised of a pillar with a finial and an arched shape is printed above "Shinbashi" on the front above the footer; "STRIKE ON BACK COVER" is printed on the footer; "212 661-3915" is printed on the saddle; on the reverse below text not in English "280 Park Ave. AT 48th ST., N.Y." above the striker; "AUTHENTIC / JANPANESE RESTAURANT / FEATURING / TATAMI ROOMS / FOR YOUR PRIVACY / FOR RESERVATIONS 212 661-3915" is printed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group