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Hanafuda: Japanese Flower Cards

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

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48 rectangular paper playing cards.

Log on for these FREE live learning sessions every Friday. Perfect for kids in grades K–6 to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects to do at home.

Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning.

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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