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Topic: Japanese for cards?
Message: Posted by: Jonas (Nov 30, 2007 02:01PM)
I've been wanting to know what the Japanese word for cards is for quite a while now, I could imagine they might say some English-sounding word just like they call "Christmas" "Kurismasu", but Karuta seemed to be some specific card game, so I'm out of clues.

Anyone know what it is? And in Romaji please, I'm not very good with the Kanas yet. :P
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 30, 2007 02:40PM)
You might save time if you PM'd Hideo Kato.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Payne (Nov 30, 2007 02:42PM)
Find out about them here http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/Playing%20Cards/decks/japan/index.html
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Nov 30, 2007 02:46PM)
I guess I was wrong. Payne, that was pretty fast.

And the link is cool, too. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Nov 30, 2007 05:41PM)
We have a Japanese Dollar store here in Seattle called Daiso where you can get Hanafudu cards for under $2.00. A real bargan as they are usually much more expoensive when you can find them in Asian Import Shops.
Once you see a deck of these cards you will understand the origins of the Hindu Shuffle.
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Nov 30, 2007 06:28PM)
'Card' in Japanese is 'Card', 'Kaado' if written in Romaji.
20 years ago, 'Trump'('Torampu' in Romaji) was more popular.
Today, we call 'Card Magic' as 'Card Magic' (Kaado Majikku in Romaji).
20 years ago, we called card magic as 'Trump Magic', but it is dying.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Jonas (Nov 30, 2007 09:07PM)
Thanks for the responses. :)
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Dec 3, 2007 12:58PM)
Jonas I expect my xmas card this year to be in Japanese. =)
Message: Posted by: Fauna Gob (Dec 7, 2007 10:47AM)
Your one off me is written in my blood.

Fauna
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Dec 7, 2007 07:32PM)
I won't even tell you what yours is made off.

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