This is a Vintage Japanese Made Mid-Century Split Bamboo Fishing Pole Kit, New & Unused and In its Original Hinged Wood Box
This is an exceptional piece, still with its cellophane intact. Please look at the pictures to see everything that's included. The only small points that would keep this set from being absolutely mint is that under the cellophane one of the dividers has come loose from its glued position and a few of the lures and hooks have come loose from the cork that they were stuck into (both of these things can be easily remedied if you ever open the cellophane. Unlike any other of these that I've been able to find from previous auctions on the internet, this one still has it's original sticker on the outside of the box; it has a graphic of a fisherman landing a fish, the words "Deluxe Angler Kit, Spinning, Fly & Casting, Finest Quality Split Bamboo Rod" and "$29.95 Suggested Price" -a fortune in the 50's!
The box measures 34" and has red cloth corner protectors on the top & bottom (most of the bottom ones are missing) and two locking clasps