This Exclusive Japanese Version of Monopoly Honors the Arts

By: Misel Saban - Jan 16, 2016
References: spoon-tamago & fastcodesign
The latest Japanese take on the popular children's board game Monopoly creatively honors the traditional craft and arts scene as promoted by brand Nakagawa Masahichi Shoten. The game board celebrates the art world and culture with surrealist designs and pieces that add color to the game in a way that hasn't been seen before.

The Monopoly set is dubbed the 'Traditional Japanese Arts & Crafts Edition' and features an exclusive design that is only shared in 5,000 exclusive copies. The aesthetic of the board is inspired by cultural arts and customs hailing from Japan that has a distinct whimsical theme with the properties featuring niche businesses such as a Daruma doll store, Hato-guruma folk art instead of railroads and cards inspired by Marco Polo's travels to the region.