Japanese Ephemera




Vintage Japan photo postcard of Alice Roosevelt, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt.

Price: $50.00



1920's Japanese phot postcard of performance of men with dwarfism.

Price: $60.00



Vintage Japanese postcard for Life Insurance Advertising, Japanese Home Front.

Price: $50.00



Japanese China Incident map with Junichi Nakahara's girl advertising, 1930s SOLD

Price: $60.00




Japanese drug advertising propaganda, Manchurian children and soldiers. Small hole near the center. Rare

Price: $70.00




Japanese drug advertising propaganda leaflet showing battlefield and Home Front,1930s. Some ink stains on revers that have bled through. Rare

Price: $80.00




Japanese drug advertosing propaganda leaflet showing map of conquered territories in the 1930's. SOLD

Price: $60.00


1939, original Sino-Japanese War Propaganda Sugoroku game. Published Showa by Hakubunkan. Size: 52 x 74cm.

Price: $490.00



1937, original Sino-Japanese War Propaganda Sugoroku game with holder. Published Showa by Seimeikai Kyoto. Size: 78 x 108cm.

Price: $520.00

t-jpc4091910 Sugoroku propaganda history game showing the japanese invasion of Korea and Taiwan as well as the Russo - Japanese war. Size 78.5x54cm. Shows the siege of Ulsan, the breaking of the Hyeonmumun Gate at Pyongyang, the Battle of Tsushima and the Nuyts Incident in Taiwan. 

Note: The Nuyts Incident: The already troubled relations with Japanese merchants in Tayouan took a turn for the worse in 1628 when tensions boiled over. The merchants, who had been trading in Taiwan long before the Dutch colony was established, refused to pay Dutch tolls levied for conducting business in the area, which they saw as unfair. Nuyts exacted revenge on the same Hamada Yahei who he blamed for causing the failure of the Japanese embassy by impounding his ships and weapons until the tolls were paid. However, the Japanese were still not inclined to pay taxes, and the affair came to a head when Hamada took Nuyts hostage at knifepoint in his own office. Hamada's demands were for the return of their ships and property, and for safe passage to return to Japan. These requests were granted by the Council of Formosa (the ruling body of Dutch Formosa), and Nuyts' son Laurens was taken back to Japan as one of six Dutch hostages. Laurens died in Omura prison on 29 December 1631. During the Japanese era in Taiwan (1895–1945), school history textbooks retold the hostage-taking as the Nuyts Incident (noitsu jiken?), portraying the Dutchman as a "typical arrogant western bully who slighted Japanese trading rights and trod on the rights of the native inhabitants".

Price: $600.00




Vintage Japan Christmas Letter card/sheet showing British Guards and a Japanese soldier saying "Japan Banzai". Artwork by Katsuji Matsumoto. This was a supplement item (not for sale) for the girls magazine "Shojo no Tomo"

Price: $110.00




1930's Japanese postcard War Fund Raising propaganda. It reads "Your military achievements and my home achievements" and "Serve the country by Savings". SOLD

Price: $60.00


1930's Japanese postcard advertising a war time patriotic kids military magazine, "Aikoku Shonen" (Patriotic Boys). It reads "We wish for your health in the heat days. We, Tairiku Sha, have started a new magazine "Aikoku Shonen" (Patriotic Boys) for the purpose of encouraging boys' patriotic spirits at this emergency time. This magazine is available at book stores all over the country, so please buy and read one." It gives the list of contents of the first (August) issue: "The Masked Thief", "The March of Asia", "The Shining Victory", "The Bloodstained Sun Flag", and more.

Price: $90.00



Original 1937 Japan Higashiyama Zoo Commemorative Admission Ticket, mounted on cardboard. Size 14x6cm.

Price: $70.00




1920's Japanese Cartoon Advertisement for Camphor Ice, a medical product. The flyer was produced by its special sales agent, Mitsukoshi Department Store. Size 19x13cm

Price: $70.00




1930's Japanese propaganda postcard to encourage savings. It reads "Savings is taking the lead for improving our lives". Produced by the Savings Bureau of the Ministry of Finance.

Price: $70.00




1935 Japanese postcard for the Taiwan Exposition held at Taipei City and Kusayama October 10-November 28, 1935, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Japan's administration of the island. From the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. SOLD

Price: $70.00