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Hanafuda: Japanese Flower Cards

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Friday, May. 3, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET


48 rectangular paper playing cards.

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators!

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Join Penn Museum educators as we learn about hanafuda, a style of traditional Japanese playing cards dating to the 1600s. The cards are intricately designed with different flower patterns connected to the months of the year and used to play different games. Students will learn about hanafuda cards, design their own card, and watch a brief play session of koi koi, a popular hanafuda game.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper, writing utensil, and coloring materials.

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