Kirin

Kirin (Japan) / c. 1925

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Design: The spirit of Japanese calligraphy can be seen in the dynamic-looking border, where music notes are interspersed with electric flashes. A gorgeous illustration of a galloping horse sits above the label name. Whether the label bore any relationship to the brewery giant of the same name is unknown.

History: Unknown (have info? Please send to info.re.78s@shaw.ca). Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K.




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