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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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Hagoita by AndySerrano Hagoita by AndySerrano
Hagoita are rectangular wooden paddles, originating in Japan, used to play hanetsuki, but often instead serving a more ornamental purpose. These are frequently painted, usually with lacquer, with auspicious symbols, or decorated with complex silk collages. This tradition dates to the 17th century, and although the game itself is now rarely played, crafting decorative hagoita is still commonplace. They are generally sold at traditional fairs (hagoita ichi) which are held in December. In Tokyo, they are sold at shrines, especially Asakusa and Furukawa Fudō.



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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great picture and thanks for the information,i have seen these for sale on ebay and have been curious about their purpose other than looking pretty!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am happy you like this.  I have more information for you.   The hanetsuki game is hardly ever played anymore in Japan. Instead, the game paddles have become very ornamental and are used to decorate homes and offices.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcj5t2… Video  www.youtube.com/watch?v=91-bb4… Video. 
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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks For The Extra Information!:tighthug:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome :love:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconthxfav1::iconthxfav2::iconthxfav3::iconthxfav4: on my Hagoita. I'm happy you feel it's awesome! The hanetsuki game is hardly ever played anymore in Japan. Instead, the game paddles have become very ornamental and are used to decorate homes and offices. [link] Video [link] Video. [link] Feature
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
this is really cool Andy :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay! It's cool! Thanks Shirely! The hanetsuki game is hardly ever played anymore in Japan. Instead, the game paddles have become very ornamental and are used to decorate homes and offices. [link] Video [link] Video.
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Forestina-Fotos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconthxfav1::iconthxfav2::iconthxfav3::iconthxfav4: on my Hagoita. Tara. I found this in a Japanese shopping mall. The first floor of their malls are usually grocery stores and the upper floors have everything else. The hanetsuki game is hardly ever played anymore in Japan. Instead, the game paddles have become very ornamental and are used to decorate homes and offices.
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