Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii Card Set 3.5″H x 2.25″W x 0.75″D by Hanafuda Hawaii $16.95

$16.95

Description

Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii Card Set 3.5″H x 2.25″W x 0.75″D by Hanafuda Hawaii $16.95

 

Hanafuda (花札, “flower cards”) are a style of Japanese playing cards, made from paper and cardboard. They are typically smaller than Western playing cards, only 2⅛ by 1¼ inches (5.4 by 3.2 cm). On the face of each card is a depiction of flowers, tanzaku, subjects (animals and other objects), or culturally-significant scenes.[4][5] The back side is usually plain, without a pattern or design of any kind. Hanafuda are used to play a variety of games like Koi-Koi and Hachi-Hachi.

In Korea, hanafuda are known as Hwatu (Korean: 화투, Hanja: 花鬪, “battle of flowers”) and made of plastic with a textured back side. The most popular games are Go-stop (Korean: 고스톱) and Seotda (Korean: 섯다). Hwatu is very commonly played in South Korea during special holidays such as Lunar New Year and Chuseok (추석).

In Hawaii, hanafuda is used to play Sakura (also known as Higobana). Hanafuda is also played in Micronesia, where it is known as Hanahuda and is used to play a four-person game, which is often paired cross-table.

Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i

The game of hanafuda is played in the same way as with traditional cards, but in this edition Japanese flowers have been replaced with plants and animals that are either endemic to Hawai‘i or brought by canoe. We’ve infused the images with stories and legends from ancient and modern Hawai‘i. We hope you enjoy playing with this new set while learning about the plants, animals, and culture that make Hawai‘i special.

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.

 

Hanafuda Na Pua Hawaii Card Set 3.5″H x 2.25″W x 0.75″D by Hanafuda Hawaii $16.95

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 8.25 × 9.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074