Hana Fuda - Japan

Hana Fuda playing cards  based on 19th century Japanese originals.

The 12 suits are named after flowers corresponding with the twelve months.

Hana Fuda playing cards hand-made by Patricia Kirk, 2003 Hana Fuda playing cards hand-made by Patricia Kirk, 2003

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.


Hanafuda cards on matchbox boxes

Above: Hanafuda cards on matchbox boxes. Courtesy Rex Pitts.

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