MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Game
DIMENSIONS: 2 X 2 3/4 inches (each card) 4 X 4 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches (black wood box)
COMPONENTS: 99 hand painted picture cards & 97 hand written calligraphy cards; housed in the original black wood box.
CONDITION: These cards were well-used and have creases and wear, but still in fair shape for a very early Japanese card game.
LANGUAGE
Language: Japanese
ITEM ID: 715
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Hyakunin Isshu Playing Cards

DATE
Year: 1780
Decade: 1780s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

Original Japanese card game: Hyakunin Isshu (100 Poems and 100 Poets).