This is a gathering space for the Sugorokians, Sugoroku enthusiasts.
You are a Sugorokian already merely since you have stepped in this
the light Sugorokians
We are waiting for your comments/opinions
on this site.
For a bit deeper Sugorokians
Won't you develop "Sugoroku in 21st
Century" together with us?「
Sugoroku Museum is considering sincerely to develop an educational
multi-media tool using the expression technique of Sugoroku in the
As an example, everyone has own dreams like "to be a professional
baseball player"; "to become a nurse" etc. in his/her childhood,
but they would fade slowly away in the process of growing up to
adults. We are seeking a way to create such a modern simulation
game as shows the certain development process of various career
routes in order to make children's dream real.
Please let us know of your idea.
For Sugoroku Sherlockian who might solve the 5 great riddles of
Please send your comments, opinions,
facts you have found or deductions on such 5 riddles of Sugoroku
world as following;
１．How and when the gambling game Board Sugoroku turned into Paper
Sugoroku, in Edo era? We share a strong desire to determine which
one is the first Paper Sugoroku, its author and the creation date.
Why the name was succeeded by Paper Sugoroku though it is quite
different game from Board Sugoroku?
２．Is there a fact that Sugoroku has been exported to abroad along
with Ukiyo-e? If yes, do they exist still there? What kind of influences
had been given in the European world of arts by its expression technique
３．Is it true that Sharaku(famous UKIYOE painter) has made NO Sugoroku
at all? Is there anyone who have had a look at such work(s)?
４．Which one is the oldest magazine's appendix Sugoroku in Japan?
It would be so nice to have a completed list of appendix of major
magazines for boys and girls for the time of Meiji to Showa. The
main role of January issues should have been played surely by Sugoroku.
５．What kind of Paper Sugoroku do they have in Europe or China?
How many countries in the world possess Sugoroku, and since when?
It's also fascinating to determine which one is the first in the
world, its author and the creation date, isn't it?
■ For Sugorokian Collectors
Please let us introduce your collections
in our "Sugoroku Library".
We Tsukiji Sugoroku Museum would like to have Sugoroku that is
a mirror reflecting the ages and fruits of the culture spreaded
as wide as possible through the Internet, a easy access tool.
Won't you open the charm of your Sugoroku collections to public
through an exhibition in our "Sugoroku
Library"? Some sources report that Doctor Yamamoto Masakatsu
in Osaka owns thousands of collections. He is the honorable master,
a giant in our Sugoroku world.
Please send a mail to the address below when you may cooperate
with us. We are looking for your contact.