Paper games from Japan at Boston’s MFA

Imgur user Taylor Liss recently visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Art to see the exhibit, Playing With Paper: Japanese Toy Prints. It features “toy prints,” or wood cuts depicting board games, colorful puzzles and more that were enjoyed by children and adults. Taylor has shared some nice pictures of these amazing examples of very old board games. My favorite is entitled “Board Game of Famous Places on the Tokaido Road, Fifty-Three Stations in One View,” pictured above.

Hmm, that sounds familiar.

I’d love to get up to Boston to see this exhibit. If you manage to, let us know.

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