AB 57-8 b

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AB 57-8 b

These shuttlecocks are for use with a hagoita to play hanetsuki. They have gray beads with feathers attached to them and resemble flowers: one has pink and white feathers with a yellow center, the other has white feathers with an orange center. 

A shuttlecock (also called a bird or birdie) is a projectile used in the game hanetsuki (and in badminton). It has a conical shape made from feathers attached to a spherical base. The conical shape makes the shuttlecock aerodynamically suited to these types of games.

Hanetsuki is a traditional Japanese game played in a similar manner to badminton, but without the use of a net. The paddles are called hagoita. Hanetsuki is popular during the New Year. There are two variations: one in which a single person attempts to keep the shuttlecock in the air for as long as possible, and another in which two people hit the shuttlecock back and forth.

Donated by Miss Edith McDowell, October 1957
AB 57-8 b Shuttlecocks (front)