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Japanese Hanafuda Plastic Playing Cards - Blue Sensu


Japanese Hanafuda Plastic Playing Cards - Blue Sensu

Besides the traditional poker games, would you like to try a different card game? Japanese Hanafuda cards with gorgeous colors and simple rules will definitely make you addicted to them! Kuo Kau’s newly designed plastic and paper Hanafuda products will let you experience the full atmosphere of the Japanese Edo era.

The beauty of Hanafuda with the seasons

Hanafuda is derived from the 48 playing cards of the Portuguese. After it was introduced to Japan, flowers and plants were used to replace the numbers and suits of the playing cards, so it was called the Hanafuda (flower cards). The 48 cards of different suits have their own names, and the meaning of these patterns must follow traditional conventions. Each 4 cards represent the characteristics of a certain month of the year, such as pine for January, plum for February, sakura (cherry blossoms) for March, wisteria for April, iris for May, peony for June, bush clover for July, susuki grass for August, chrysanthemum for September, maple for October, willow for November, and Paulownia for December. The suits of the card face are not only related to natural scenery, but also traditional Japanese culture such as customs and sacrifices. For example, the “Crane and Sun” is praying for longevity at the New Year's sunrise, the “Butterfly and Peony” depicts the noble and moving summer scenery, and the “Chrysanthemum and Cup” portrays the custom to drink sake and enjoy chrysanthemums in Double Ninth Festival, etc.

Kuo Kau Hanafuda is designed with an elegant hand-painting brush style; the unique animal and plant images of the Hanafuda are drawn in beautiful pastel tones, insisting on maintaining the traditional cultural meaning of the Hanafuda. Holding these cards in hand is like having a mini version of gorgeous Yamato landscape.

Premium entertainment for general people

Although the suits of Hanafuda are distinguished by months, the points are mainly calculated by card type when playing. For example, the strongest “Hikari” (light) cards can make players obtain high scores easily; the "Tane" (seed) cards with scenery and animals are lesser; The "Tanzaku" (short paper ribbon) cards with papers used to transcribe haiku are further lesser; the "Kasu" (dreg) cards with only scenery on the cards have the least score, and must be accumulated to a certain amount to be useful in the game. Legend has it that the Hanafuda was invented as early as the Azuchi-Momoyama period in the 16th century, and it is still active in the market today. The Hanafuda is not only beautiful in patterns, but also has a simple gameplay but delicate scoring method, which is very exciting to play. Therefore, it is still a card game that is widely loved by consumers. Not only does it have a variety of ways to play in Japan, but, after it was introduced to Korea, it also developed a local Go-Stop game. The same card type can be played in a variety of games, making Hanafuda a game not to be missed for players who are obsessed with researching various card games.

Excellent texture, exquisite and durable

Kuo Kau Hanafuda is available in two versions: The blue plastic playing cards (63x88mm) . The plastic design in playing card size is not easy to get dirty and lost, and it is suitable for the whole family to play together in festivals. The packaging is a paper box design in the same style as the card pattern with an exquisite embossing. The cards are made of durable and easy-to-carry materials, and are suitable for collection and gifts, group creativity activities, souvenir shops, as well as selling together with merchandise of Summer Wars, Onmyoji, Yakuza, Japanese movies and TV dramas. The novel gameplay and texture will surely make the cards your favorite. Our playing cards are all made in Taiwan, with excellent quality guaranteed. For more customization and packaging methods, please contact Kuo Kau, and we will do our best bringing your imagination and blueprint to reality. Minimum order quantity: 1,008 decks.
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Material White plastic thickness 0.31mm with matt finish. (PVC 0.31 matt)
Coating Unique coating on both sides.
Card Size Poker, 63x88 mm
Number of Cards 48 cards
Face side Our design imprint.
Back side Our design imprint.
Packing Each deck in our design tuck box then shrink wrap.
Delivery packaging 36 decks in an inner box. 144 decks in a master carton.