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    1933 "Tokyo Big Six Baseball League" Japanese Baseball Kimono. Baseball was first introduced in Japan during the Mejei Restoration in the 1870s. In 1905, a team from Waseda University toured the US to improve their diamond skills. The first American teams comprised of professional baseball players included the Reach All-Americans (1908), the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox (1913), the Herb Hunter All-Americans (1920 and 1922), and Major League all-Stars (1931 and 1934).

    The absolutely stunning Tokyo Big6 Baseball League silk kimono on offer here is a creative masterpiece and study in superlative craftsmanship, design and attention to detail. Pastel blue hues paired with sensational art deco-like graphics are employed to create a captivating baseball tapestry, seamless blending baseballs and news clippings. Founded in 1925, and featuring Japan's six most prominent universities, the Big6 intercollegiate baseball league represented the highest level of baseball in Japan before the establishment of the Japanese Baseball League (1936) and Nippon Professional Baseball (1950).

    This tapestry of perfection harkens back to a golden age of Japanese baseball, from the period in between the 1931 and 1934 MLB tours of Japan when giants of the game, on both sides of the Pacific, strode mightily in the Land of the Rising Sun.


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    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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