The Great Buddha at Kamakura

Kamakura Cigarette Card

It is perhaps the most wondrous thing I have ever seen in person, but I never expected to encounter it again on a cigarette card. This would have been issued at the time of the Russo-Japanese War, when the Russians were the bad guys and the Japanese were the good guys. As to which of Lambert & Butler’s cigarettes I would pick, I am torn between “May Blossom,” which sounds light and refreshing, and “Varsity Mixture,” which might make me feel younger and more racy in a collegiate way.


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