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Evidence for Jodo Sugoroku

2 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.2062
Type Contemporary text
Location Japan
Date 1474-01-01 - 1474-12-31
Rules Played with dice.
Content Entry from the diary of the aristocrat Yamashina Tokikuni: "I played Jodo sugoroku at the palace of Prince Fushinomiya." also, four days later: "I had the names carved on the dice used in Jodo sugoroku and bring it to his highness." Koichi 2004: 77.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite, Royalty, Nobility
Genders Male
Source Koichi, M. 2004. "Scenic Views: E-Sugoroku.: In C. Mackenzie and I. Finkel, eds. Asian Games: The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 77-87.

Id DLP.Evidence.2063
Type Artifact
Location Japan
Date 1800-01-01 - 1868-12-31
Rules 91 squares. Players ascend from the bottom of the board toward the top. One space sends the player to Hell, a space which cannot be escaped, and thus losing the game.
Content Jodo Sugoroku board from the nineteenth century with 91 squares, depicting hells at the bottom and Nirvana at the top. one square sends players to a hell spot which cannot be escaped. A player who gets sent there loses. Koichi 2004: 77-79.
Confidence 100
Source Koichi, M. 2004. "Scenic Views: E-Sugoroku.: In C. Mackenzie and I. Finkel, eds. Asian Games: The Art of Contest. New York: Asia Society, 77-87.

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