Planning on getting one of these from the Nintendo World store today if they carry them. They should according to a video someone posted online. I received a deck of hanafuda cards today which I ordered online. They come inside a box. The cards material isn't that great and I was kind of disappointed in the quality of the cards. Compared to the hwatu cards I've purchased online and from the local grocery store the hwatu cards seem to be more sturdy.If the site has any of the Nintendo hanafuda cards I'm definitely getting them but as for the quality of the cards would you say they're well made?
More information about the deck mentioned above. There was a url address on the back of the box and it seems to be that of the Motobayashi Co Ltd. Not quite sure if this is the company that makes these cards could be. Like I said the cards material isn't that great if it was made of harder material i'd highly recommend this deck but it just seems like very cheap material.
Hello Anonymous.Japanese Hanafuda are generally made out of cardboard and wrapped in folded paper but you can get hold of some cheap decks that are made out of vinyl. You can also get decks that are printed on 'Western' playing cards cardstock. The Nintendo cards are well made and the decks produced by Nintendo offer the best quality for mass produced Hanafuda in Japan. Korean Hwatu are made out of vinyl and like you said, are more sturdy. In terms of using them to play and with regards to 'wear and tear', the Japanese cards won't last as long as the Korean cards.Nintendo released its Mario deck back in 2007 and this deck is of the same quality as Nintendo's 'Tengu' deck. In terms of quality, the 'Tengu' deck comes second only to Nintendo's 'Daitoryo' deck. In third is Nintendo's 'Miyako no Hana' deck.