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Oho daihiko kinen hiko yugi Flying Game Celebrating the Great Flight to Visit Europe].
Osaka. 1925 - Folding colour sugoroku [Japanese game], 54.4 x 79.9cm. Trifle worn at folds, carelessly folded but generally very good. Sugoroku celebrating the first flight to Europe from Japan. In 1925 Asahi Shinbun sponsored the first flight to Europe from Japan by two biplanes. The planes used were French Breguet 19, one named "Hatsukaze (First Wind)" ?? and the other was named "Kochikaze (East Wind)" ?? Aboard "Hatsukaze" were Abe Hiroshi (pilot) ??? and Shinohara Shunichiro (engineer) ????? and aboard "Kochikaze" were Kawachi Kazuhiko (pilot) ???? and Katagiri Shohei (engineer) ???? They took off from Tokyo on the 25th of July, 1925 and flew via Siberia to Moscow, Berlin, Paris, London, and other cities, landing in Rome, their final destination, the 27th of October, 1925. The distance they covered was 16,565 kilometres and flight time was 110 hours and 50 minutes. This Japanese game was issued as a supplement to the December 10th edition of the Asahi Shinbun. In the upper right corner there are photographic portraits of (from right to left) Shinohara, Katagiri, Kawachi, and Abe. The two planes flying above the globe featured in the centre of the sheet are Hatsukaze (on the left) and Kochikaze (on the right). The game begins in Tokyo (lower right corner Tokyo) with the goal to reach Rome in the lower left corner. All the landing positions for the players between Tokyo and Rome are places visited. The number between each position indicates the distance between these cities.
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