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Hagoita & Hane
羽子板と羽根

The game Hagoita
The Japanese game Hagoita is played with a battledore, or paddle and a shuttlecock, or birdie. It is a game played at New Year's and while it is enjoyed as a game, it is also traditionally thought to be a talisman against evil. People pray for good health for the coming year and playing Hagoita is believed to protect people from epidemics caused by insects like flies and mosquitoes because the flying shuttlecock looks like a dragonfly, which eats these pests.
In the past people enjoyed decorating plain Hagoita paddles with paper, cloth or artwork. Recently these rackets are decorated on one side with a picture of a kabuki actor. These are now popular in Japan, and beautiful.

日本の遊び 羽子板遊び
羽根つきは日本のお正月の遊びです。単なる遊びだけではなく、厄よけの意味もあります。人々は羽子板遊びをしながら一年の無病息災を祈ります。それは疾病の元である、カ、ハエ、等を追い払うと信じられております。飛びかう羽根は害虫を食べるトンボに例えられます。当初、羽子板に直接板に絵を描いたり色紙や布を貼ったりして遊びました。今、日本では歌舞伎役者柄の押し絵羽子板がとても人気です。

Plain Battledore
My shop's specialty is the Plain Battledore, or, Plain (Undecorated) Paddle. Iwate Prefecture of Japan grows many Paulownia trees used to make the battledore, or paddle, used in the Japanese game: "Hagoita". The Paulownia of Iwate is used for the famous brand name "Nanbu-giri" which is exported all over Japan. My shop produces these original, plain paddles made of this Paulownia. These can be decorated with pictures, beautiful cloth, or colorful paper. Use your imagination. These are also used as a "postcard" and sent in the mail to friends or family. You can write on them, affix a stamp, and mail it.
To use these in the game, Hagoita, which is similar to badminton, you need the shuttlecocks, or "birdies" made with soapberries in the traditional style. You can buy these from our homepage, or shop in Morioka.

当店オリジナル「無地の羽子板」
岩手県は桐の産地です。岩手の桐は「南部桐」として全国に有名です。この度、当店では桐材でオリジナルの無地の羽子板を作りました。絵を描いたり、紙・布を貼ったりと、使い方は皆様の想像力しだいです。切手を貼って郵便で出すこともできます。尚、羽子板遊びに必要な羽根はいろいろな種類があります。羽根の豆はムクロジの豆でできています。それらはホームページから購入することができます。

 How to order 

Please understand that due to foreign currency exchange fluctuations sometimes my online prices for items will change.


Plain Battledore・Hagoita・羽子板・はごいた


Plain Battledore
"hagoita"

 無地の羽子板(桐)


size
click the picture

 
Other Creative Uses for the Battledore, or Racket
羽子板の応用例 作り方など

size
stock
weight
price

Hagoita No. 12 ( length 36 cm., thickness 1 cm. )

400

0.1kg

$4.00

Hagoita No. 13 ( length 39 cm., thickness 1 cm. )

200
7/25/2004 入荷予定

$5.00

Hagoita No. 15 ( length 45 cm., thickness 1.3 cm. )

30
7/25/2004 入荷予定

$7.50

Hagoita No. 16 ( length 48 cm., thickness 1.5 cm. )

30
7/25/2004 入荷予定

$10.00

Hagoita No. 18 ( length 54 cm., thickness 1.8 cm. )

30
7/25/2004 入荷予定

$15.00

Hagoita No. 20 ( length 60 cm., thickness 1.8 cm. )

30
7/25/2004 入荷予定

$16.00

Linear measure

meter
centimeter
foot
inch

0.0254

2.54

0.083

1 inch

0.3048

30.48

1 foot

12

0.01

1 cm

0.0328

0.394

1 m

100cm

3.28

39.4


Special price on Hagoita
No.12 size only
Buy them in bulk and save!

お買得羽子板
12号サイズのみ
羽子板をまとめてお買い求めになりますとお買得です。

Quantities
Price

9 or less

$4.00 each

10 to 49

$3.60 each

50 tp 99

$3.60 each

100 to 499

$3.60 each

500 or more

$3.60 each

price-fixing 11/1/2001〜12/31/2001
Please e-mail me.
jojo@karankoron.com


shuttlecock・Hane・羽根・はね

These shuttlecocks are made very well and are a high-quality shuttlecock. The end ball of the shuttlecock that the racket hits is made from a MUKUROJI tree, seed-pod. This is very interesting. They have been made this way for along time.

1. hane-ume-5

梅型5枚羽根
(umegata-gomai-bane)
飛ぶスピードは遅い。あまり遠くまで飛ばない。しかし、飛び方はバリエーションがあり面白いかも。羽が開いた感じがきれいなので実用品としてだけでなくディスプレーにもよく使われる。

price

$2.00

color

red, green, blue, pink

size

about 8cm

distinctive
feature

This is a slow-speed, short-distance flying style shuttlecock. These have a variety of ways in which they fly, and fall, and can be a lot of fun. When the shuttlecocks are open they are very pretty and many times are used just for display.

hane-ume-5-red
$2
hane-ume-5-green
$2
hane-ume-5-blue
$2
hane-ume-5-ping
$2


2. hane-jyou-yanagi-3

上柳型3枚羽
(jyou-yanagigata-sanmai-bane)
飛ぶスピードは速いが4番の羽根よりは遅い

price

$1.50

color

red, yellow, green, blue, pink

size

about 8cm

distinctive
feature

This is a higher-speed shuttlecock but is still slower than the hane-tyuu-yanagi-3 style.

hane-jyou-yanagi-3-red

$1.5

hane-jyou-yanagi-3-yellow

$1.5

hane-jyou-yanagi-3-green

$1.5

hane-jyou-yanagi-3-purple

$1.5

hane-jyou-yanagi-3-pink

$1.5


3. hane-tokudai-yanagi-5

特大柳型5枚羽
(tokudai-yanagigata-gomai-bane)
飛ぶスピードはそんなに速くはないが、ゆっくりと遠くまで飛ぶ。大きいため打ちやすい。初級者から上級者まで楽しく面白く遊べる、当店おすすめの羽

price

$2.80

color

red, yellow, green, pink, purple

size

abou11.9 cm

distinctive
feature

This is a moderate-speed shuttlecock. It goes a little slower but it also goes farther. Itユs bigger so itユs easier to hit. Itユs enjoyable for beginners to advanced players. This is my Shopユs recommendation.

hane-tokudai-yanagi-5-red
$2.8
hane-tokudai-yanagi-5-yellow
$2.8
hane-tokudai-yanagi-5-green
$2.8
hane-tokudai-yanagi-5-purple
$2.8
hane-tokudai-yanagi-5-pink
$2.8


4. hane-tyuu-yanagi-3
right A(red pink green)
left B(red pink blue)

中柳型5枚羽
tyuu-yanagigata-sanmai-bane
飛ぶスピードは非常に速い。よりエキサイティングに楽しめる。上級者向けと言えよう。

price

$1 (100yen)

color

A(red pink green)
B(red pink blue)

size

abou9cm

distinctive
feature

This is a really high-speed and exciting shuttlecock. It is for the advanced player or the player who wants more challenge.

hane-tyuu-yanagi-3-A
$1
hane-tyuu-yanagi-3-B
$1


5. hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5

特上柳型5枚羽
tokujyou-yanagigata-sanmai-bane
飛ぶスピードは速い。上品に飛ぶ感じ。とてもきれいな羽。遊びとしてはもちろん、ディスプレーにもよく使われる。当店人気の羽根。

price

$2 (250yen)

color

red pink yellow green purple 5 color)

size

about 8cm

distinctive
feature

This is a high-speed shuttlecock. It flies gracefully and is a very pretty sight. Because it is so pretty, many of my Shopユs customers like to get them for display or decoration around their home as well as for playing the game.

 


hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-red
$2
hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-yellow
$2
hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-green
$2
hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-purple
$2
hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-pink
$2
hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5-five color
$2


6. hane-nami-yanagi-3

並柳型3枚羽
(jyou-yanagigata-sanmai-bane)
飛ぶスピードは非常に速い。よりエキサイティングに楽しめる。上級者向けと言えよう。

price

$1 (100yen)

color

red, yellow, green, pink

size

about 9cm

distinctive
feature

This is a really high-speed and exciting shuttlecock. It is for the advanced player or the player who wants more challenge.

hane-nami-yanagi-3-red
$1
hane-nami-yanagi-3-yellow
$1
hane-nami-yanagi-3-green
$1
hane-nami-yanagi-3-pink
$


Questions

What would be good size of hagoita for beginners?
初心者にはどの羽子板がいいですか?
I recommend the following size for beginners.
These hagoita are made of Paulownia Tree wood.
They are light.
hagoita-12 (36cm long, 1cm thick) 
12号羽子板
hagoita-13 (39cm long, 1cm thick) 13号羽子板
実際に遊ぶなら、12号、13号がおすすめ。

Which hane would you recommend for beginners?
初心者におすすめの羽根は?
I recommend 3 or 2 for beginneres.
1. hane-ume-5 slow
2. hane-jyou-yanagi-3, first, begginers,
3. hane-tokudai-yanagi-5, This hane is big and easy to play for beginners
4. hane-tyuu-yanagi-3 firstest, exciting, a high rank,
5. hane-tokujyou-yanagi-5 firste, intermediate rank

I also recommend mixed hane (1,2,3,4,5)
you can enjoy the game hagoita full of variety
いろんな羽根を試してみてください。飛び方がそれぞれ違い、おもしろいですよ。

Whai is  Soapberry?
About the MUKUROJI tree, seed-pod.
The shuttlecocksユ ball is made from a MUKUROJI tree. The MUKUROJI Family is a type of tree that is deciduous and grows very tall, up to about 15 meters, or almost 50 feet. These trees have small, light green flowers in the summer. When the flowers die, small fruits, or seed-pods, begin to grow. These fruits become hard, black and about 2cm in diameter. It is this, hard, black, stone-like fruit that is used to make the ball of the shuttlecocks. The bark of these trees can also be used as a soap substitute.

無患子(むくろじ)
羽に使われているマメについて
ムクロジ科の落葉高木。暖地の山野にはえる。栽培もされる。高さ約15m。夏に淡緑色小花咲く。果実は球形で約2cm。黒い種子は硬く、羽根つきの羽の球に用い、果皮はせっけんの代用となる。

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