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Match box
1961-1963 Match Box
A match box from the Rendezvous Italian Restaurant in Misawa. Of course, there was a Rendezvous Bar in the Alley as well, but that was a completely different place as some of our vets can confirm.
Owner ~ Terry McGee
Match box
1961-1963 Match box
Unsure whether this is from Misawa or not. The green side looks like it's from the "Kiboto" bar, while the red side is advertizing the "ACB Club".
Owner ~ Terry McGee
Match boxes
1964 Match boxes
Matchbook covers from AP Alley bars, probably 1964. Clockwise from U-L: Bar Three Cat, Misawa; Bar New York with trademark reclining nude; The Inferno; and Cabaret Grand Palace in Misawa [Note - the actual street name for what we all called AP Alley was really, "Nakashiokoji"].
Owner ~ Tom Ryan
Match box
1961-1963 Match box
Tory's Bar Bacchus, Hachinohe
Owner ~ Terry McGee
60's Match boxes
The Borgman Collection, 1960's
Matchbook covers, 1960's. Clockwise from 12 o'clock: a) Misawa's Creme de Shien Coffee Shop; b) Misawa AB Officer's Club; c) Misawa's Fujiyama Bar; d) Misawa's Winter Garden Bar; e) Misawa AB Airman's Club; f) Misawa's Show Boat Cabaret; g) Misawa's Kiss Me Bar; h) Misawa's Macchiri Market; i) Misawa AB BX (Far East Exchange Service).
Center 3 match boxes from 1 o'clock: a) Sendai's Sadaya Hotel; b) Misawa Hotel; c) Sendai Cafe.
Owner ~ Marv Borgman
60's Match boxes
The Borgman Collection, 1960's
Matchbook covers, 1960's. Clockwise from U-R: a) AP Alley's Million Dollar Bar; b) Jeannie Club; c) Misawa's Cabaret Metro; d) The Rotary, Misawa; e) Misawa's Night and Day Bar; f) AP Alley's Club No. 3; g) US Bar, AP Alley; h) Misawa's Club Center; i) Rouge Bar, Misawa; j) AP Alley's Prince Bar; k) Bar Jack.
Center 3 match boxes from 1 o'clock: a) Blue Hawaii, AP Alley; b) Star Light on Misawa's main drag; c) Cabaret Ginza.
Owner ~ Marv Borgman
60's Match boxes
The Borgman Collection, 1960's
Matchbook covers, 1960's. Clockwise from U-R: a) AP Alley's Blue Hawaii; b) Misawa's Club Istanbul; c) Misawa's Kiss Me Bar; d) Club Joker; e) Pop's Club, Misawa; f) The Jet, Misawa; g) AP Alley's Bacchus Bar; h) Gondola Bar, AP Alley; i) Club US, Misawa; j) Mamasan's, Misawa; k) AP Alley's Rhythm Bar.
Center 3 match boxes from 1 o'clock: a) International Club, AP Alley; b) Ruby Bar, Misawa; c) Pony Bar.
Owner ~ Marv Borgman
60's Match boxes
The Borgman Collection, 1960's
Matchbook covers, 1960's. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) San Shin Bar, Misawa; b) Misawa Photo Shop; c) New Five Bar, Sendai (featuring Nikka Whiskey); d) Bar Renga, Misawa; e) Fuji Camera Shop, Misawa; f) Samboa Tea Room, Misawa. Center) Cabaret Uruwashi, Misawa.
Owner ~ Marv Borgman
1962 Match boxes
The Borgman Collection, 1962
Matchbook covers from 1962. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Connie Bar (across the street from the State Side Snack Bar), Misawa; b) Cabaret Hakucho, Misawa c) Jipuku Bar, Misawa d) Matsumori Meat Store, Misawa e) Stork Club, Misawa f) Club Hakuba, Morioka g) Geneva Coffee Shop, Hachinohe h) Havana Coffee Shop, Hachinohe
Owner ~ Marv Borgman
61-63 Match box
1961-1963 Match box
Club New York, Hachinohe
Owner ~ Terry McGee
73-74 Match box
1973-1974 Match box
Matches from The Boon Boon Room (?!) liberated on a trip to Lake Towada.
Owner ~ Margaret "Boom-Boom" Daberko Ganter
61-63 Match box
1961-1963 Vintage Match Box
Mamasan's in Misawa
Owner ~ Terry McGee
Match boxes
Bergin Match Box Collage circa 1965
Most are from AP Alley, but some are from Morioka, Aomori, etc. Clockwise from 12 o'clock: a) Misawa's Club Fuji; b) The Metro (there was a Metro in Misawa, but I don't believe this is it) ... the yellow sign appears to say, "Romance Corner Metro"; c) Unsure from which town, and unable to decode the kanji. Looks like "Club Hana ... something"; d) The Inferno (city unknown); e) Misawa's Caberet Chicago; f) Misawa's Queen Bee Bar; g) Hachinohe's Voix; and h) Misawa's Bar Michi in the center.
Owner ~ Frank Bergin
Match boxes
Bergin 1965 Match Box Collection
Clockwise from 12 o'clock: a) Setsu no Yu (Snow Friend?), location unknown; b) Misawa's Cabaret Metro; c) Bar Emmy; d) no clue no how; e) something in Misawa; f) unknown; g) Tea Room/Cabaret Eiko (location unknown); h) Spot Bar in Misawa; i) Samboa Cofee House in Misawa; Misawa's Bar Michi; j) Hotel, name/location unknown. Center L-R: a) Show Boat Bar, Misawa; b) Emmy Bar, location unknown; c) Jack's KosyKorner in Misawa; d) Club Top Hat.
Owner ~ Frank Bergin
Match box
Bergin 1965 Match Box Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) Hotel Tokiwa in Misawa; b) Bar Swan in Fussa; c) Bar Relax (location unknown, but it opens at 10 am!); d) Hachinohe's Bar B.B; e) Misawa's Black Pearl, proudly located in A.P. Alley; f) Jimmy's Bar (location unknown).
Owner ~ Frank Bergin
61-63 Match box
Bergin 1965 Match Box Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) Misawa's Club Home Bar (a club or a bar - your choice); b) Club Top Hat; c) Not a clue what or where; d) Misawa's Bar Michi; e) Club Hana-something somewhere; f) The Metro, location unknown.
Owner ~ Frank Bergin
70-76 Match boxes
1970-76 Vintage Match Box
(Above) Neutral Bar & Restaurant / Oda Restaurant, Misawa and (below) New Tokyo Cabaret, Misawa
Owner ~ Dave "CQ" Dudkiewicz
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974 The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from UR: a) Knock (unk loc); b) & c) Bar Amazon, Misawa; d) Bar Deuce, Misawa; e) Stand Volcano, Misawa; f) Bar Mother, Misawa
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974 The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from UR: a) Cabaret Top Hat, Misawa; b) New Metro, Misawa; c) Cabaret New Tokyo, Misawa; d) Bar Relax, Misawa; e) Restaurant Neutral, Misawa; f) Cabaret New Tokyo, Misawa
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974 The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) New Punch, Misawa; b) Bar Flamingo, Misawa; c) MayFlower, Misawa; d) Bar Lilac, Misawa; e) Swan Restaurant, Misawa; f) New Punch, Misawa
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974 The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) Snack Bar Riki, Misawa; b) Restraunt/Bar Anna, Hakodate; c) Club Love Hunter, Misawa; d) Snack Bar Smile, Misawa; e) Club Maxim, Misawa; d) Hawaii, Misawa
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974
The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) Club Casanova (unk loc); b) Club Misawa, (?Misawa?); c) Club Home Bar, Misawa; d) Bar Lady, Misawa; e) Kazan, (unk loc)
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
72-74 Match boxes
1972-1974 The Ochsner Collection
Clockwise from U-R: a) Snack Bar Mirai, Misawa; b) Snack Bar Oslo, Misawa; c) Snack Bar Mitsu, Misawa
Owner ~ Thomas "Grizz" Ochsner
70's Match boxes
1970's The Dudkiewicz Collection
Yae and Fuki
Owner ~ C.Q. Dudkiewicz
70's Match boxes
1970's The Dudkiewicz Collection
Owner ~ C.Q. Dudkiewicz
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Sakana Cafe, Asamushi; b) Club Rendezvous, AP Alley, Misawa; c) Stand Bar "Social", Misawa; d) Bar Boukyou, Mizumisawa; e) Blue Note Coffee Shop, Misawa; f) Cabaret Akemi, Misawa; g) Stand Bar Montana, Misawa; h) Country Club, Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Owl Mighty Gas Station, Yokohama; b) Stand Bar SanShin, Misawa; c) Tequila Bar, Misawa; d) Bar Seinsakai, Misawa; e) Club Koma, Misawa; f) Country Club, Misawa; g) Wakayama Hotel; h) International Room, Kokusai Hotel, Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Club Pops/Tea Room Gyunebu, Misawa; b) Coffee Shop Queen, Hachinohe; c) Tea Room Brazil, Misawa; d) Tsumugi Bar, Misawa; e) Coffee Shop Sienso, Hachinohe; f) Bar Cyon, Shinjiku, Tokyo; g) Club Bacchus, Yokohama; h) Saransu Bar, Hakodate
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Mamasan's Cabaret, Misawa; b) Tequila Bar, Misawa; c) The Pub, Misawa; d) Bar El Rancho, Misawa; e) Coffee Shop Botan, Tokyo; f) Uruwashi Cabaret, Misawa; g) Bar Tsubo, Towada h) Blue Note Coffee Shop, Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Coffee Shop Romance, Haramachi; b) Uruwashi Cabaret, Misawa; c) Stand Bar, Misawa; d) Bar Shiaru, Misawa; e) Bar Gascon, Hachinohe; f) Cabaret Akemi, Misawa; g) Chinese Cafe, Misawa; h) Coffee Shop Smile, Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Bar Connie, Misawa; b) Cabaret Hakucho, Misawa; c) Bar Jiyuku, Misawa; d) Matsumori Meat Store, Misawa; e) Stork Club, Misawa; f) Club Hakuba, Morioka; g) Coffee Shop Geneva, Hachinohe; h) Coffee Shop Havana, Hachinohe
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Coffee Shop Aoi, Aomori; b) Tearoom Delvaux, Aomori; c) Hotel Akitaya, Aomori; d) Coffee Room Mexico, Aomori; e) Night Spot Jimbasha, Hachinohe; f) Bar Kouma, Morioka; g) Bar Lion/Bar Monpari, Hakodate; h) Rest House, Fukushima
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Grocery store, Morioka; b) Coffee Shop Shien, Misawa; c) Chinese Cafe, Misawa; d) Marudai Restaurant, Aomori; e) Club Show Boat, Misawa; f) Cafe Miura, Misawa; g) Cafe Sanzenri, Misawa; h) Sapporo Grand Hotel, Sapporo; Center) Miman Department Store, Hachinohe
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Tony's; b) Tennessee, Misawa; c) ? Coffee, Misawa; d) Mimatu PizzaPie; e) AWild Rose Bar; f) SanShin, Misawa?; g) Nekonome Bar, Aomori; h) Alps Restaurant
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Cabaret Metro, Misawa; b) Club Queen Bee, Misawa; c) White Bear; d) ???; e) Ravel; f) Texas Club; g) Club Astor House; h) Shin reng chang; j) Sakuranbo
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Cafe Tsugasei, Sendai; b) Coffee Shop La Chiquita, Yokohama; c) Coffee Shop Paradise, Furakawa; d) Hotel, Mizusawa; e) cafe in Tokyo; f) Club Hope, Sendai; g) Coffee Shop Bon Soir, Akita; h) Tea Room Lisbon, Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Cofee Shop Kohaku, Hachinohe; b) Tea Room Nangoku, Hachinohe; c) Coffee Shop Crown, Hachinohe; d) Coffee Shop Land, Noheji; e) Comic Bar, Noshiro; f) Bar Daiana; Misawa; g) Bar New Mode, Yokohama; h) ??
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Vintage Match Boxes
The Hendrix Collection
(Acquired from Marv Borgman)
Match box covers. Clockwise from 1 o'clock: a) Bar Joyce, Misawa; b) Club Dior, Misawa; c) Snack Tomiy's; Misawa; d) yakitori - Misawa
Owner ~ Ben Hendrix
Match box
1961-1963 Match boxes
UL) Silver Wing; UR) Rotary;
CENTER) Prince;
LL) Tophat; LR) Momokawa
Owner ~ Harold Amburn
Match box
1965 Match boxes
L-R: a) Shiro (White) Bar, location unknown; b) Azuma Bar, Hachinoe.
Owner ~ Frank Bergin
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Stand Bar ABC (Misawa); Apple (Hachinohe); Amazon (Misawa); Bihoro (Misawa); 3 from the legendary Black Pearl (Misawa - Note one specifies AP Alley); Bul Bon (Hirosaki); Akasaka Restaurant (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Stand Bacchus (Misawa); Best Safety Matches; Black Daffodil (Misawa); Coffee (unk); Chidori Restaurant (Wakkanai); Chuo Barber (Misawa); Restaurant (Hirosaki); center: Candle Light Room (unk).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: 2 from the Bar Cherry (Tachikawa); Stand Bar Cave (Misawa?); Stand Charley (Misawa); Florence Coffee & Music (Hirosaki); Bar Crown (unk); Chicago (Misawa); unk; Club 88 (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Chiseko Namioka Barber (Misawa); Candle Coffee (Aomori); New Dice (Misawa); Dai Ichi Hotel (Misawa); Dice Tea Room (Misawa); Bar Dragon (unk).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Erito Coffee (Omisawa); Cabaret Eiko (Misawa AP Alley); Club Fuji (Misawa); Florence Wine Bar (Misawa); Bar Furusato (Misawa); Hotel Futabaso (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: The Hut (Misawa); Hakucho (unk); Bar Isaribi (Misawa); Jerry's Snack Bar (Misawa); Club Jeannie (Misawa); Jack's Kozy Korner (Misawa); Bar Jimmy (Misawa); Club Honey (Misawa); center: The Hut (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Hotel Kawamura (Misawa); Bar Kurosuisen (unk); Bar Lady (Misawa); Coffee Shop La Mer (unk); Bar Lucky (unk); Bar Key (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Tea Room Mimatsu (Misawa); Mimatsu (Misawa); Momokawa (Hachinohe); Metro (Misawa); Hotel Misawa (Misawa); Miyaki Restaurant (Misawa); Bar Michi (Misawa); Tea Room Mimatsu (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Tea Room Monako (Misawa); Motoyu-Kan (unk); Metro (Misawa); Hotel Misawa (Misawa); Bar Mutsu (Misawa); Club North Side (Aomori?); Night Club (Misawa); New Miyaki Restaurant (Misawa); Club Nakata (Aomori); Club New York (Hachinohe).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Namioka Barber (Misawa); Nakagawara Barber (Misawa); Nakayama Cleaning (Misawa); Bar Oru Happi (Misawa); Bar Pirika (Misawa); P eace Cigarettes; Bar Orion (Misawa); Bar Neutral (Misawa); center: Black Nikka Whiskey.
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Bar Prince (Misawa); Tea Room Prince (unk); Rotary Cabaret (Misawa); Bar Relax (Misawa); Club No. 2 Rainbow (Misawa); Rasbegas (unk); Bar Ruby (Misawa); Bar Prince (Misawa); center: 2 from Bar Queen (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: 4 from the Rhythm Bar (Misawa); Sunny Coffee & Snack (Misawa); Bar Sakura (Misawa); The Spot Bar (Misawa); Jerry Snack Bar (Misawa); Bar Susie (Misawa); Show Boat (Misawa); center: Club Show Boat (Misawa); Stand Bar Mugen (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Club Sylvia (Misawa); Bar Santhree (Tachikawa); Hotel Tokiwa (Misawa); Bar Taika (unk); Tsubame Matches; Sagami Theater (unk); center: Sakura Color (Hachinohe).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: 3 from Tony's Stand Bar (Misawa); 2 from Top Hat Bar (Misawa); Bar Tsubaki (Misawa); Bar 333 (unk); 2 from Tohoku Matches; Bar Tsubaki (Misawa); center: Bar Tsubaki (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Tokaido 53 Stations; Takashimaya (Tokyo); Takabayashi; Victor HiFi TV; Yuki Bar (Misawa); Uma Matches; White Liquer Godo; Tiger Snack Corner (Misawa); center: Yakko Restaurant (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
The top six matchbooks depict 12 woodblock print landscapes created by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) from his series known as the Tokaido 53 Stations, or points between Nihonbashi and Kyoto; bottom left: 2 more woodblock prints; bottom right: unknown salon (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: 2 ski resorts; Columbia Japanese stereo record advertisements; Restaurant (unk); Cabaret Uruwashi (Misawa); bar (Misawa); Mutsutsuru (unk); unk.
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
Clockwise from UL: Bar Aoi Baku (unk); Hotel (unk); unk; Rokki Pachinko (Aomori); Tsumugi Salon (Misawa); unk (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
Granny Welch 65-67 Collection
1965-1967 Granny Welch Collection
UL: Young? (unk); top center and UR: unk (Aomori); center + right center: unk hotel (Misawa); left center and LL: New Dice Bar (Misawa); bottom center: Sumire (Misawa); LR: unk (Misawa).
Owner ~ Granny Welch
1966 Match box collection
1966 Match Boxes
Clockwise from U-L: a) Hotel Misawa;
b) Barber Nakagawara; c) Black Pearl d) Stand Bar; e) Tony's Stand; f) Bar Tony's; g/h/i) Mimatsu;
j/k/l) Black Pearl
Owner ~ Granny Welch
61-63 Match box
1966 Match Boxes
L-R: Top Hap Cabaret; Relax Bar; Rotary Bar in Misawa.
Owner ~ Fred Teschner
65-68 Match box
1966 Match Boxes
Various establishments from Misawa, Morioka, Sapporo, etc.
Owner ~ Pete Russo
1956 Match Boxes
1956 Match Boxes
From all over
Owner ~ John Ferguson
1968 New Tokyo Cabaret
1968, New Tokyo Cabaret
Note that the 4 Kanji characters on the spine spell out "Naka-shio-ko-ji", the Japanese street name for what we GI's called, "AP Alley".
Owner ~ David Stowe
1971 Match Boxes
1971 Match Boxes
Lake Kogawara Restaurant (Dirt Alley) and Club Lake
Owner ~ CQ Dudkiewicz
1971 Bar Tsubaki
1971 Bar Tsubaki, Misawa
Owner ~ CQ Dudkiewicz
Risque Matchbooks
Early 1970's
Raymer Collection
Matches from in and around Misawa.
Owner ~ George Raymer
Risque Matchbooks
Early 1970's
Raymer Collection
Matches from in and around Misawa.
Owner ~ George Raymer
Risque Matchbooks
Risque Matches
Matchbooks found in a small shop
on Green Pole Road (main drag).
Owner ~ Chip Yates
Risque Matchbooks
Risque Matches
Matchbooks found in a small shop
on Green Pole Road (main drag).
Owner ~ Chip Yates
The Yates Collection
The Yates Collection
From all over Japan
Owner ~ Chip Yates
The Yates Collection
The Yates Collection
From all over Japan
Owner ~ Chip Yates
The Yates Collection
The Yates Collection
From all over Japan
Owner ~ Chip Yates
The Yates Collection
The Yates Collection
From all over Japan
Owner ~ Chip Yates

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