One Japanese emperor decided to marry his daughter. She was pretty and many youths wanted to be her husband. So the girl chose four youngsters from a hundred and organized a competition among them. They were to compose verses, to dance with the girl, to compare strength with each other and to run, but their powers appeared to be equal. Then the emperor said that they would play cards and the winner would marry the princess. As you see it was so fascinating game that all inhabitants of the town gathered to watch it. Young men were playing Japanese Baccarat. It was a tense fight and one youth became a winner and took a half of Japan as dowry! In this case cards decided the girl's fate and Japanese Baccarat became the most popular game in that town.