Hanafuda are a set of Japanese playing cards. They are often referred to as 'Flower cards', because each suit is depicted by a different flower. Each flower is representative of a calendar month around the time it comes into bloom. Indeed, the cards depict the yearly cycle using Japanese imagery. In addition to flowers the cards depict animals, birds, insects, a person and objects like prayer banners and a sake cup.
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