The name Hanafuda means flower cards.
Each card designed flower or grass that represent a month, and there are 4 same flower designed cards to make 1 suit; therefore, there are 12 suits (months) and 48 cards total.
Some cards designed animals, oblong cards or other seasonal scenes, and those are higher points than plain flower cards.
There are different ways to play, but most popular ones are koi-koi, hana-awase and hachi-hachi.
Enjoy! And Good Luck!
This is JAPAN Style!
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