Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in.)
Black and crème cardboard matchbook printed "YAMA / JAPANESE RESTAURANT" on the front has a graphic design printed of calligraphy. The bottom is printed "49 IRVING PL. NYC. (CORNER 17TH ST.)". The manumark is printed "EDDY MATCH - MADE IN CANADA". On the reverse above the striker is a continuation of the graphic design of calligraphy. Below the design appears small kanji, which may be the designer’s name. Below the striker "Ringo International New York, N.Y." is printed.
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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