This is an imon-bukuro, or “comfort bag”, what we would now call a “care package”, was used to send small gifts to the troops. Such items included “tins of crabmeat, razors, blank postcards, sake and cigarettes”, etc. This particular one is un-issued, and happens to belong to me. Best $18 I’ve ever spent.
The charismatic 19-year-old’s margin of victory more than tripled the closest gap between No. 1 and No. 2 in every Olympics of the last 40 years. But it was somehow even more unthinkable than that. Her win of 2.1 points was bigger than the victory margin in every individual all-around from 1980 to 2012 combined.