Brisbane, CA, Nichibo Shuppan-Sha: 1986
Edition: 7th Printing
Seller ID: A33045
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,... View More...