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Koinobori Hanafuda Playing Cards

Koinobori Hanafuda is a playful koinobori-themed deck featuring 54-unique, fully custom, mini-sized plastic cards with textured backs! A cute, colorful, cheerful deck about the celebration of children, hope for the future, and a reminder to fight the currents and keep on swimming! >^)))彡

Koinobori Hanafuda is a pipless deck that can be used to play your favorite hanafuda games.

The deck was designed with full-bleed illustrations so that each month forms a connected scene! Each month features a unique color for easy month identification.

Printed by Panda Games Manufacturing (PandaGM) on thick plastic mini-sized cards! Featuring custom textured card backs. Plastic, durable, and that satisfying ‘snap’ when you throw down those cards! (^_^) *Drool* (@ ̄¬ ̄@) (^ρ^) Sturdy two-piece box.

Includes a bonus 28-page, full-color, Capture the Flag rules booklet. Capture the Flag is an exciting 2-player capture game that we designed. Push your luck while fighting for control of the flags, but be careful, your captured cards aren’t safe from your opponent.

Koinobori Hanafuda Playing Cards Deck + Bonus Full-Color Rules Booklet for Capture the Flag | Flower Cards | Plastic | Mini-Size | First Edition | Limited


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  • 54 uniquely illustrated cards
  • Full-bleed art!
  • Each month forms a connected scene!
  • Playful original artwork by Antonietta
  • First edition – limited print quantity
  • Plastic! Durable and that satisfying ‘snap’ when you play your cards!
  • Mini Size (1.7″ x 2.5″) (44mm x 63mm)
  • Thick plastic cards (~1mm)
  • Textured card backs!
  • Two-Piece Box
  • Printed by Panda Game Manufacturing (PandaGM)
  • Bonus booklet for Capture the Flag, a fun twist on capture games! 2 players.


What are koinobori?
Koinobori are carp streamers/windsocks that are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day. Why carp? Because they are strong willed and spirited fish. (Sound like any children you know?) (^_~)

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, our deck uses standard poker-sized cards so you can enjoy the rich detailed art.

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.

Every Koinobori Hanafuda deck will include a 28-page, 2.5” x 3.5”, saddle-stitched, full-color rule booklet for Capture the Flag.

Capture the Flag is an exciting 2-player capture game that we designed. Push your luck while fighting for control of the flags, but be careful, your captured cards aren’t safe from your opponent.

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