It’s hard to believe, but children’s coloring books (nurie), board games (sugoroku), cards games (karuta), and paper craft books (kosaku) were submitted to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) during the Allied Occupation of Japan. 65 of these items are housed in the Prange Collection as part of the Children’s Book Collection. They have been scanned and will be added to UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections. Below are some examples.
A Prange staff member created a miniature paper town using a color photocopy of a pattern found in Gofukuyasan to ouchi (Prange Call Number: 462-028). We showcased the town at Maryland Day 2012.