Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Kyoto Souvenir Playing Cards, closer look part 2

We continue with the second part of detailed look at each of the individual cards in Nintendo Kyoto Souvenir playing cards from the 1950s. The first part can be found here.


The diamonds cards show a wide variety of landmarks and topics related to Kyoto:

  • The Kamikamo Shrine (上賀茂神社)
  • The Mifune Festival (三船祭)
  • The Hozu Rapid (保津急流)
  • The Golden pavilion (金閣寺)
  • The Tower of Toji Temple (五重塔, 東寺)
  • Maiko, Geisha Apprentice (舞妓)
  • Kyoto Minami-za Theater (南座)
  • The Ryoanji Temple (竜安寺)
  • Kyoto Station (京都駅)
  • Kyoto Prefectural Government (京都府庁)
  • The Silver Pavilion (銀閣寺)
  • City Hall (京都市役所)
  • Gion Festival (祇園祭)


The final series of pictures show the following subjects situated in, or related to Kyoto:

  • The Imperial Palace (京都御所)
  • The municipal Art Museum (京都市美術館)
  • The Cherry Blossom; Heian Shrine (サクラ; 平安神宮)
  • Sanjo Bridge (三条大橋)
  • Shimabara Tayu (嶋原太夫)
  • Cloissone (七宝焼き)
  • Geisha Girl (芸者)
  • The Heian Shrine (平安神宮)
  • The Nijo Castle (二条城)
  • The Aoi Festival (葵祭)
  • Arashiyama (嵐山)
  • Daimonji (大文字)
  • Shishin-den, The Hall of Imperial Ceremony (紫宸殿)

Special cards and card backs

To conclude this overview of all cards in the Nintendo Kyoto Souvenir deck, please find below the joker card, a card with international contract bridge score rules and the design of the back of the cards (in blue and red).

The first part of the overview of all Nintendo Kyoto Souvenir playing cards can be found here. The story behind these beautiful and rare cards is covered in this post.

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