Advertising Balloon color comic 2

「ツキモノガタリ2」 “Tsukimonogatari 2”, a comic split into 14 panels. It depicts a young boy, crippled perhaps, who dreams of reaching the moon via an ad balloon. The cartoon ends with the boy realizing that the moon he saw is actually the balloon. The artist is Masamu Yanase 柳瀬 正夢 (やなせ まさむ), a man whose chosen pen name is the kanji character for “dream”. Masamu was killed in an air raid in May 1945. See: Ad Balloons on the Ginza: Float, Young Advertisers! (1890-1989)

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