This special ‘Hwatu’ card set has all the traditional 48 flower cards given a modern graphic treatment.
Hwatu (화투) cards originally came about because gambling with four-suited decks was outlawed. This ban prompted the creation of new decks and a new game.
Hwatu - Korean Flower Cards. The cards are printed on thick, red plastic, instead of the laminated board (with turnover edges), used in Japan.
The game of Hanafunda was introduced into Korea by the Japanese and modified somewhat by the Koreans.