Fri, 11th Jan — 0 notes
Another matchbox from music cafe, Aka to Kuro.
Wed, 9th Jan — 0 notes
Matchbox for a watch/jewelry shop, Yano Kanseido. This family owned store still exists today at the same address written on the matchbox, which is Tenmonkan, Kagoshima.
Tue, 8th Jan — 1 note
The front of the box reads “Clear image with a full screen focus”.
National is a brand from Matsushita Electronic Works, which is now Panasonic.
The Japanese font used on the front of the box is called Natio-Moji, which was used between 1937 and 1987.
Mon, 7th Jan — 1 note
A matchbox from a club Candle.
I’m sorry for the long break. This would’ve been appropriate for a Christmas season :/
Fri, 21st Dec — 2 notes
HAKATA NIKKATSU HOTEL
why can’t hotels have matchbox like this anymore.
Nikkatsu was the oldest major Japanese film studio.
Thu, 20th Dec — 5 notes
Imabashi Fishing Goods Store
Without reading all the advertisements on the box, you can tell that Imabashi is a fishing goods store. What a lovely illustration :)
Wed, 19th Dec — 5 notes
A lovely matchbox from a tea room Beniya.
I love the feel of classical Japanese girly.
Tue, 18th Dec — 1 note
A matchbox for a Nikka bar, Ton.
Nikka is a Japanese whiskey company that was founded in 1934.
Although the word Nikka is just as an another word for whiskey. Like Kleenex for tissue paper… Ton means pig, hence the illustration of Disney looking pig.
Mon, 17th Dec — 2 notes
A matchbox for an Ozashiki cafe/restaurant, Kincho
People usually associate Ozashiki with Geisha, but the word simply means a place where people gather to enjoy food and drinks (mainly alcohol).
The elegant color palette reminds me of colors used in Kimono dresses.