This is an invitation from "Capt. S. Sibutami" to "Miss I. Zickler" to an "Afternoon Tea Party" at Yokohama Garden on "Monday, 7th July 1925." It is printed on the inside of a piece of stationery for the N.Y.K. Line which includes a world map showing the routes w the NYK Line travels. On the inside below the captain's invitation, t is a menu for the tea party, and to the right is printed a lovely colorful scene from the "Okuni Kabuki, a high class drama, which was originated by a lady called Okuni Idzumo..." This goes on to give a bit more information about the lady and this drama.

This sheet is app. 10-1/2" x 7-3/4". T are some small edge tears and some water stains primarily at the edges. The white spot at the upper right near the Kabuki players might be a drop of paint (it fits into the coloring of the scene), and t might be a few other small and hard to see drops of paint. T is general dirt on both sides.

A very nice and unusual piece that tells you a lot about the times and some interesting things about the NYK Line. I guess Capt. S. Sibutami was one of their captains who "requests the pleasure of Miss I. Zickler's company at a tea party." The menu sounds good.

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