JAPANESE WWII KINSHI BRAND PACK OF UNUSED CIGARETTES - ORIGINAL
WWII JAPANESE Kinshi brand cigarette box
Japanesse cigarette box with cigarettes with an eagle graphic is the Kinshi brand made by the Sembaikyoku Tobacco Company. These we often also given to prisoners of war.
Small rectangular shaped green coloured Japanese cigarette box made from light cardboard. The front of the box features a bird in flight below two Japanese written characters and below the bird are various floral designs which includes three cherry blossums. The sides of the box feature written Japanese characters in green as does the back of the box.
The translation of the older Japanese kanji characters is 'Kinshi'. This brand before the start of the Pacific War was known as 'Golden bat' and was written in English and Japanese. 'Golden bat' was a famous company in Japan which had started in 1905. The change in names was because of the rising anti-western stance by the totalitarian Japanese military government.
The price indicated on the box is 10 sen (1 sen = 0.01 yen) for 10 cigarettes.