Hana Fuda playing cards based on 19th century Japanese originals.
The 12 suits are named after flowers corresponding with the twelve months.
Above: a selection of Hana Fuda playing cards hand-made by Patricia Kirk, Mount Hood Playing Card Company, U.S.A., 2003. The total number of cards is usually 48, plus optional extra cards.
Above: Hanafuda cards on matchbox boxes. Courtesy Rex Pitts.