You the man Eric!Damn Eric you got connections.
tru, tru. you need great skill to get out of the deep hole. the odds are high, but you must stay in, to survive. "Hanafuda" is the game of skill and fortune.......good or bad? it all depends on the hand.good find! I believe the text on that page is actually a direct transcript of an interview given to HIN by Mr. Yuen of Junction Produce...
for anyone wondering why TG keeps typing (893) after 'yakuza', it's becasue 'ya-ku-za' is a traditional pronunciation for 8-9-3. The more contemporary way to pronounce it would be 'hachi-kyu-san'.
So...what's the deal with 893? There's a (i don't know if i'd call it traditional, but...) gambling game called 'oycho kabu' played with a japanese variation of western playing cards. The worst possible hand in that game is 8,9 and 3. This hand both symbolizes 'bad fortune' and 'great skill', as only a real master can recover from that hand to win the game.
i guess you never know who you meet in life.............whether you're playing a hand with the devil, or sitting next to a "oyabun" or entertaining angeles.Damn Eric you got connections. Maybe Ill think before I ban you haha jk man. Good info though! Thanks for the clarification. Thats pretty cool history you have there. Now what kinda person would you be though if you didnt buy another xB and VIP it out though