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Akadama Honey Wine by Nintendo

Suntory “Akadama Honey Wine” playing cards manufactured by Nintendo, Japan, c.1970. Suntory is a Japanese alcoholic beverage and food company founded in 1899. The Japanese Honey Wine is not wine made from honey but it has honey added to make it sweet for the Japanese taste. The court cards have differently shaped frames for each rank and are double ended with different cartoons at each end  (click image to see up-side-down).

Suntory Akadama Honey Wine playing cards manufactured by Nintendo, Japan, c.1970

Above: Suntory “Akadama Honey Wine” playing cards manufactured by Nintendo, Japan, c.1970. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Above: a Japanese advertising poster for “Suntory Akadama Honey Wine”, 1968.

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Last Updated April 13, 2016 at 10:59pm

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