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Hanae-Tsuki
History, Heritage & Religion

During New Year celebrations, girls often enjoy playing Hane-tsuki, which is similar to badminton or shuttlecock. Centuries ago, girls would wear colorful kimonos and use brightly painted paddles (called hagoita). The paddles are often adorned with images of samurai or beautiful women.

Relevance to Ranma

After Akane eats Happosai's super soba, she plays a game of hane-tsuki against Shampoo.


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