Hanafuda The Flower Card Game

By: Japan Publications

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. "Hanafuda are playing cards of Japanese origin that are used to play a number of games. The name literally translates as "flower cards". The name also refers to games played with those cards...In 1549, the 18th year of Tenbun, a missionary Francis Xavier landed in Japan and the crew of his ship had carried a set of 48 Portuguese Hombre playing cards from Europe, and eventually card games became popular, along with their use for gambling. When Japan subsequently closed off all contact with the Western world in 1633, foreign playing cards were banned. Despite that prohibition, gambling with cards remained highly popular. Private gambling during the Tokugawa Shogunate was illegal. Because playing with card games per se was not banned, new cards were created with different designs to avoid the restriction."

Title: Hanafuda The Flower Card Game

Author Name: Japan Publications

Illustrator: Illustrated by 4

Categories: Games,

Edition: 7th Printing

Publisher: Brisbane, CA, Nichibo Shuppan-Sha: 1986

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: A33045

Keywords: Games Japan Publications Hanafuda Japanese Card Games Card Games Flower Card Game Games,