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i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers Hanafuda Deck (NSFW)

Influenced by erotic art of the Italian Renaissance and the floral motifs of traditional hanafuda cards, i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers is an artistic celebration and appreciation of the human figure, erotic art, and traditional hanafuda.

i Nudi is a sensual deck that is NSFW.

Printed on mini-size 310gsm linen stock by MPC.

This was the first product release for IndianWolf Studios.
These are extremely rare and a great collector’s item.
Only 100 of this deck was printed.

i Nudi Hanafuda | First Edition | Limited

$20.00

Availability: Only 16 left in stock

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What inspired i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers?
i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers is a synthesis of two historically illegal and heavily censored items: erotic art and playing cards.

i Nudi is inspired by the art and history of I modi (c.1524), Agostino Carracci (c.1798), Count de Waldeck (c.1850), and traditional hanafuda. In creating the series, Antonietta combined her own knowledge and interest in hanafuda playing cards with her artistic interests in figurative and floral art to create a beautiful fusion of the ‘more acceptable’ iconography of I modi’s successors with the innocuous floral motifs and cultural references of traditional hanafuda.

How did IndianWolf Studios become involved?
Jason: I first encountered I modi in college (c. 2006 ~_^) when I quickly volunteered for what I thought was an ‘exotic’ research project in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. (・・ ) ? (⊙_⊙) (O_O;) (⁄ ⁄•⁄_⁄•⁄ ⁄) FYI, ‘erotic’ and ‘exotic’ look awfully similar! Antonietta was rather amused by the story of my folly and it planted some of the foundational ideas that led to the creation of i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers years later.
When I saw the hanafuda cards that Antonietta was working on, I decided to make i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers the first product release for IndianWolf Studios. The cards looked wonderful and being able to kick things off for my new game company with a cheeky tribute to Nintendo’s humble beginnings in the playing card industry was a nice bonus.

Who or what is I modi?
I modi was a 16th century collaborative collection of work by artist Giulio Romano, engraver Marcantonio Raimondi, and poet Pietro Aretino.

I modi (“The Ways”, “The Positions” or “The Sixteen Pleasures”) was essentially an erotic bestseller of the 1500’s that was banned by Pope Clement VII and virtually destroyed. There were numerous counterfeit editions and derivative works — many of which met the same fate.

A later collection of work by Agostino Carracci depicted figures from Greek mythology. Interestingly, this collection was considered less obscene due to its historical iconographic value.

What are Hanafuda?
Hanafuda are floral themed playing cards that are popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii.

Japan historically banned gambling and playing cards in the early 1600’s. Hanafuda first became popular in Japan during this period because of their small concealable size, lack of obvious pips, and use of cultural iconography.

It was not until the late 1800’s that playing cards were legalized in Japan.
It is also interesting to note that the popular game company Nintendo was founded in 1889 as a hanafuda manufacturer.

Modern perceptions.
Modern perceptions about gambling, playing cards, and erotic art have evolved since these historic works were created.

i Nudi: A Tribute to Lovers was created as an artistic celebration and an appreciation of the human figure, erotic art, and traditional hanafuda.

  • 54 uniquely illustrated cards
  • Artwork forms 12 tetraptychs (connected sets of four)
  • Hanafuda format (48 cards + 6 Jokers)
  • Mini Size (1.75″ x 2.5″) (44.45mm x 63.5mm)
  • Printed by MPC
  • 310 gsm playing card stock with linen finish
  • First edition – limited edition of 100

 

This project was successfully funded on Kickstarter with the support of our amazing backers!

Hanafuda (known in Korea as ‘Hwatu’) are pipless, symbolism-rich, floral-themed playing cards that are popular in Japan, Korea, and Hawaii.

Hanafuda decks have 12 suits. Each suit is represented by a month of the year (e.g. June) and each month is represented by a flower (e.g. peony).

Hanafuda can be used to play numerous games, including traditional classics such as Koi-Koi, Hachi-Hachi (88), Go-Stop, and many many more.

Hanafuda are typically smaller and thicker than Western playing cards, however, this deck uses standard thickness mini-sized cards.

Want to learn how to play more hanafuda games?
Check out Hanafuda Games, our comprehensive 37-game, 236-page, color rulebook.

Hanami Edition: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.

Sensu Edition: Amazon & Barnes & Noble

Note: Both the Sensu and Hanami editions of the Hanafuda Games rulebook have the same text content.
Note: Yes, these cards can be used to play all of the games in our Hanafuda Games rulebook.

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