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Hanafuda Card Deck

Well, I finally got my hanafuda deck [link] out for some pictures as I promised here [link]. I was too lazy to take a picture of each card one by one, so I grouped them up by clubs or months. The goal of hanafuda is to match the cards in pairs, preferably with the highest number of points (yaku) available. You get extra points for bright (three or more 20-point-cards), ribbons/scrolls, animals, sakura-cup…

January Pine: 20 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

February Plum: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

March Cherry Blossom: 20 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

April Wisteria: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

May Iris: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

June peony: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

July Bush Clover: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

August Chinese Silver Grass (Susuki) : 20 pts – 10 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

September Chrysanthemum: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

October Maple: 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt

November Willow: 20 pts – 10 pts – 5 pts – 1 pt

December Paulownia: 20 pts – 1 pt – 1 pt – 1 pt

Bright Cards:

Rules seem to vary slightly from game to game, some people count the total number of points and add the combinations, and other just count the combos up.

Timewaster? Most probably, but it is a card game. Card games are not supposed to be much more than entertaining. Some of them are honest trades, like poker. Bonus points if you get the movie reference. Unless you live in Vegas or Macao, then I guess it’s a life-making trade.

Self-challenge for Blood: Get a hanafuda game in. Let’s see if I remember XD

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