Fans fluttered flickeringly. A Japanese traditional action game everyone
Designer: (Public Domain)
Illustrator: Toshihiko Ishibashi
Players: 2 players with 1 judge 1 resetter and 1 scorekeeper
Playing Time: 10 minutes
Contents: 5 folding fans, 1 Chou (ginkgo-leaf shaped target), 1 Makura (wooden box as target stand), 2 dice, 2 kinds of Tenshiki (basic and advanced scoring charts), 1 scoring pad and 1 rulebook.
Japanese traditional throwing game inherited from 200 years or over. From about 5 feet distance, aiming the target called Chou (means butterfly) on the top of wooden box called Makura (means pillow or base); each sitting player opens and tosses five paper folding fans, alternately twice. The most significant difference from western darts is Mitate (the way of scoring). After the hitting fan dropped the Chou down from Makura, Victory Points would be determined between distance and over/under positions of Chou and fan (and sometimes Makura). This happening Mitate system makes this game unexpectedly thrilling and exciting.
Two players sit face to face with distance of roughly 10 feet. Place one-foot tall Makura just midpoint between players. Put Chou on the top of the Makura. Each player tosses a fan 5 times on each half, 10 tosses total. The player with the most VP wins the game.
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