The JAPANESE GAME that’s all
about KANJI puzzle
Card Game JAPONICA
This is the game where you combine “Kanji” cards like puzzle game and complete a “Japanese prefecture name” – 47 in total.
* Since 47 prefectures are divided into Part 1 and Part 2, we recommend you play these parts separately until you get familiar with kanji letters.
What are the meanings of KANJI letters
used in prefecture names?
The most used kanji letter/part in 47 Japanese prefecture names is ”山”.
”山” means ”mountain” in English.
”川” means ”river” in English.
”木” means ”tree” in English. This letter is not used in prefecture names, but if you arrange 2 of ”木” letters next to each other, another kanji letter ”林” will be formed, which means “woods” in English.
If you arrange 3 of ”木” letters, then another kanji letter ”森” will be formed, which means “forest”.
Every single kanji letter has its own meaning.
What does every single kanji letter that is used in prefecture names mean?
Please refer to this page for the detail.
How to play (rules)
This Japanese kanji game is the game where you aim to complete Japanese prefecture names by combining different kanji letters and kanji parts like a puzzle.
There are however 2 different ways to decide the winner of the game: 《1》 “Quickie Rule” that allows a quick gameplay, or 《2》 “Strategic Rule” that requires some strategic thinking.
Game rules 《1》 and 《2》 are both simple to understand, so that you can enjoy the game with your friends and family right away.But then, for those non-Japanese players, kanji letters may look difficult because they may not be familiar with them.
That is why 120 cards in total are divided and packed into 2 different cases, with Part 1 cards and Part 2 cards.
We recommend playing the games by dividing all cards into Part 1 and Part 2 until you get familiar with the kanji letters and parts.
Card game “The 47 Japanese prefectures” is sold online, so that people who live outside Japan can also purchase it!
We will begin our sales on "Amazon.com", and then we will gradually expand the sales area.
"Card Game JAPONICA" Series
The 47 Japanese prefectures version