Thursday, 3 January 2013

Kabu cards- "Komaru" ( Nintendo)

Komaru (小丸)- Nintendo 40c. + onifuda + spare
We have another deck of kabu cards, this one known as the "Komaru" - small circle. This deck is identical on structure to the Mefuda previously mentioned, but the differig illustations are the point of interest here. Whilst the mefuda look like the the work of a child or a very sloppy colourer, this deck is less abstract, and the circles more... circular.
 Here the ace retains a more or less serpentine form, as as opposed to the simple black card with 2 lines of the mefuda. However, the court card here is less abstract than the mefua, bearing the vague appearence of a scowling soldier wearing a hat .The 2s are also encased in a frame, along with the central pip of the 5s.
 Again, one of the aces, threes and fours recive special decoration.
1st row ( L-R) 6, 7, 8, 9, ( knave)
2nd row ( L-R)  (ace),2, 3,4, 5,
"Special cards" 4 of batons ( replaces one of the 4s), ace, and 3( L-R)

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