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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Disney Hanafuda Deck Added To My Listings

Disney has given a Japanese games company called Angel a license to produce a novelty Hanafuda card deck with Disney characters on the cards.

Hanafua card decks were first made in Japan over 350 years ago as a Japanese response to the introduction of Western-style playing cards.

A hanafuda card deck consists of 48 cards divided into 12 suits of four cards each. Each “suit” is named after a month of the year and portrays a flower that blossoms during that month.

The word “Hanafuda” can be literally translated as “flower cards”.

For more details about hanafuda decks in general and the Disney/Angel hanafuda deck in particular, check out Japanese-Games-Shop.com.

David Hurley

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Monday, July 28, 2008

New Hand Carved Japanese Shogi Koma Added To The Range!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was planning to add a new set of hand carved shogi pieces to my range of top quality shogi koma sets.

It took me a while, but at last, today, I have done it!

The set is hand carved by craftsman Yamagami, using a deep-cut carving style. The style is very distinctive, as can be seen in the above photo.

The wood used for this set is Siamese boxwood.

For more photos and details about the set, click here.

David Hurley

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