Hanafuda Pets

Hanafuda Pets

“Pine and Housecat” (left); “Clover and Small Dog” (right)

Hanafuda (Japanese “flower cards”) is a favorite from childhood. My parents grew up in Hawaii and taught me to play Hawaiian-style Koi Koi (or Sakura) using these cards.

I’ve reworked a couple cards that seem to suit a cautious cat (“Pine and Housecat”) and an excitable dog (“Clover and Small Dog”).

Here are the original playing cards:
“Pine and Crane” and “Clover and Wild Boar”

Hanafuda: Pine and Crane; Clover and Wild Boar