In commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the long-established general store "Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten", a board game "Japanese Crafts Version Monopoly ZIPANGU" with the theme of Japanese crafts will be released. Limited to 5,000 pieces, the price is 5,000 yen (excluding tax). It will be sold in conjunction with the special exhibition "Japan National Craft Trip" that will be held at each store from February 17th.
This product is a collaboration between Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, which manufactures and sells miscellaneous goods centered on hemp cloth, and the board game "Monopoly", which is loved all over the world. By monopolizing the production areas nationwide and building workshops and department stores to attract many people, he aims to become a professional who "energizes" the crafts of each region.
Usually, there is a lineup of real crafts such as "Kokeshi" and "Nishijin-ori" on the board where real estate and railways are written. He is particular about promoting Japanese crafts in every detail, such as pieces with the motif of Nara's new local toy "Deer Korokoro" and event cards where you can learn about the history of crafts.
Pre-sale is also planned at the "Dainippon City Exposition Tokyo Expo", a craft festival to be held from January 13th in Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo).