How to play Hanetsuki

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Hanetsuki is one of the oldest Japanese game, 1,300 years old, which is played during the new year's break. It is Japanese style badminton. It was used to be sacred play in Shinto. It prays great wish for girls healthy growth.

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How to play Hanetsuki

2 players: 1 by 1.
Hagoita (wooden racket).
Feather (feather and Mukuroji seed).
Uniform: Kimono, Furisode or Samurai.

How to play.
Rule is very simple. Hit feather by Hagoita alternately. When one drops or misses the feather, he/she loses. The loser will be painted on his/her face by Japanese ink.