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03-18-2018, 08:33 PM
Interesting set of 4 Japanese postcards popped up on a public facebook group for vintage postcards. Never seen them before, sharing for those interested.



Poster writes:
"In these postcards, the memorial stamps saying
"Commemorative for the Visit of Chicago University Baseball Team , Autumn, Meiji 43 (1910)" More precisely, the stamp says the chicago team " 来襲 = Rai-shuu ( = came to attack, assault) instead of saying just "visited", which is because they knew the Chicago ( and any other baseball teams from US) was a tough opponent and there was only a slim chance to win, so it seems they added a bit of humor & self‐ridicule to the stamp."