Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Japanese art! Your goal, along with up to three other students, is to create the most renowned tapestry in Master Hokusai's art school. At the beginning of each round, a series of lesson cards is pulled up and placed on the public mat. Each lesson card is made up of two elements: the Studio, which gives players access to scenes, or provides other benefits, and the Print, which combines with other Prints to create a beautiful work of art. Players then take turns choosing columns of lesson cards to either add to their Studio or their Print. Various goals along the waysuch as obtaining a certain number of trees in your Print or acquiring a certain number of Studio benefitsgive players incentive to take particular cards. Once a player has 11 cards in their Print, the game ends and the most successful artist wins! Simple enough for most kids 10 and up, Kanagawa also benefits from beautiful artwork, light competitive gameplay, and a play-time of 45 minutes.
In Kanagawa, the great bay of Tokyo, the Master Hokusai decided to open a painting school to share his art with his disciples. You are one of these disciples, and more than anything, you want to prove yourself worthy of the "crazy, old artist". Follow his teachings to expand your studio and paint your preferred subjects (Trees, Animals, Characters, Buildings), all while paying attention to the changing of the seasons in order to make the most harmonious print" the one that will become the work of your lifetime!
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