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Night Parade Fusion Playing Cards

Night Parade Fusion is a yokai-themed deck featuring 54-unique, fully custom, poker-sized playing cards. Inspired by traditional hanafuda, Japanese folklore, and ukiyo-e artists from the 1700s to 1800s.

Play all of your favorite games with one deck! Night Parade Fusion is a multipurpose hanafuda/poker deck that can be used to play both Eastern and Western games.

Printed by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) on Classic Finish, a premium playing card stock with a linen finish, with a classy uncoated tuck for a natural look and feel.

Includes a bonus 16-page, full-color, Orochi rules booklet. Orochi is a fast, fun, and strategic shedding/climbing game for 2-4 players.

Night Parade Fusion (Hanafuda-Poker) Playing Cards Deck + Bonus Full-Color Rules Booklet for Orochi | First Edition | Limited

$20.00

Availability: In stock

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  • 54 uniquely illustrated cards
  • Every month/rank forms a connected scene!
  • All original artwork by Antonietta
  • Poker indices
  • Custom Hanafuda indices
  • Can be used to play both Eastern and Western games
  • Standard poker size (2.5″ x 3.5″) (63mm x 88mm)
  • Printed in Taiwan by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC)
  • Classy uncoated tuck for a natural look and feel
  • Classic Finish (premium playing card stock with linen finish)
  • First edition – limited print quantity of 2000
  • Bonus! 16-page, 2.5″x3.5″, full-color Orochi booklet

 

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

Our Night Parade Fusion deck combines standard poker indices, hanafuda imagery, and custom-designed hanafuda indices into a multipurpose deck that can be used to play both Eastern and Western games.

The card ranks correspond to the hanafuda months (A = January, 2 = February, 3 = March, and so on). Our hanafuda indices indicate the flower (Pine, Plum, Cherry, Wisteria, and so on) and type of each card (Bright, Ten, Ribbon, Chaff).

These helpful indices also make the Fusion deck a great way to learn and teach hanafuda.

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.

The Night Parade Fusion deck includes a bonus 16-page, 2.5” x 3.5”, saddle-stitched, full-color rule booklet for Orochi.

Orochi is a game that we designed and created specially for our Night Parade Fusion deck. Orochi is a fast, fun, and strategic shedding/climbing game that can be played with 2-4 people.

Orochi is named after Night Parade’s December Bright, Yamata no Orochi, the most powerful card in the game.

The Orochi rules booklet is packaged separately from the deck so that the tuck box can remain a standard size for display cases, carat cases, etc.

The Night Parade is an element of Japanese folklore that collectively refers to all the yokai that enter the human world at night. In some stories it is an orderly procession traveling the roads and in others it is an unruly horde spreading pandemonium.

What are Yokai?
Yokai is a broad term from Japanese folklore. While it is often translated as monster, spirit, or demon, yokai actually includes a whole menagerie of supernatural beings, forces of nature, strange phenomena, and other unearthly mysteries. Yokai even includes humans who have been possessed, transformed, or spirited away.

  • The tiny creatures that make your floorboards squeak at night? Yokai.
  • Great great granny’s old sandals that run through the halls singing at night? Yokai.
  • Colored balls of light that float over the ocean at night? Yokai.
  • Earthquakes? Caused by the giant catfish yokai.
  • The bumps at the foot of your bed? Your feet…. Probably.

Interested in reading more? Check out our fun Adventures with Yokai stories.

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