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  • Sunday October 16, 2016
    11:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
    Nā Mea Hawai‘i - Native Books

    Ward Warehouse
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  • We’re proud to introduce Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i. This unique set of cards uses native Hawaiian plants and animals for all of the suits.
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  • Our Extra Large Hanafuda Hawaii Style cards are easy to handle and shuffle. The redesigned images are more colorful and detailed. The smaller box fits in your pocket, and can go with you anywhere.

  • The mission of Hanafuda Hawaii is to bring generations a little closer by teaching Hanafuda to a new generation. We hope to preserve this cherished Island tradition so that families, once again, will make more time to play together.

  • The box set includes traditional size (1½ × 2½ inch) playing cards, and an instruction booklet. The cards are made of heavy card stock for a satisfying snap!
         The cards are marked with: points, suits, and yaku combinations. The instruction book includes a history of hanafuda. It's good fun for the family, and a great gift.

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WHAT IS HANAFUDA?

Hanafuda is good fun for everyone! Hanafuda are playing cards from Japan. People play many different games with them.

Hanafuda Hawaii Style cards are especially for the game played in Hawai‘i. We've made the game easy to learn and play. You will be having a great time with friends and family in no time at all.

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NEWS

“Hanafuda Nā Pua”

by: Lynn Cook
Ka Wai Ola
Iulai (July) 2016 | Vol.33, No. 7
page 8

“The ancient Japanese card game Hanafuda is all new, all Hawaiian and all ready to grow memories for a new generation...”

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“Hanafuda receives isle-style makeover”

by: Lynn Cook
Star Advertiser
July, 17 2016

“The woman behind the card game's new look wants to teach a new generation...”

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Video profile of Helen Nakano for 2016 YWCA Leader Lucheon

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TESTIMONIALS

Hanafuda Hawaii is about using games and game play to teach young people, and to keep the minds of the elderly active and engaged. We are working with community groups to bring generations together.

Our latest project, Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i, expands our mission to include environmental awareness, and the preservation of native cultures and ecology.

“ Dear Helen:
I appreciate your's and Jason’s sensitivity, integrity, thoughtfulness, and much care, incorporating the mana‘o from the NH community, in making Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i pono. Jason is a wonder — such exquisite art work. I too enjoyed playing the game, and the patience of your volunteer sensei working with us.”

—Jean Kajikawa

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Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i

We’re proud to introduce Hanafuda Nā Pua Hawai‘i. This unique set of cards uses native Hawaiian plants and animals for all of the suits.
Click here to learn more >

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Upcoming Presentations

  1. November 12, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Learn & Play

    at Kapahulu Center
    3410 Campbell Ave, Honolulu

    (808) 737-1748

  2. December 10, 2016 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Learn & Play

    at Kapolei Public Library
    1020 Manawai St, Kapolei

  3. December 14, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Learn & Play

    at Kamana Senior Center
    127 Kamana Street, Hilo

  4. December 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Learn & Play

    at Bishop Museum
    1525 Bernice St, Honolulu

  5. February 12, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Learn & Play

    at Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission
    164 California Ave., Wahiawa
    (808) 622-1429

Hanafuda Hawaii Style Video

Watch our animated instructional video.