Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

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Here, I gather my Japanese Hanafuda playing cards.

12 months. 4 seasons. Many flowers. The term “Hanafuda” directly translates to English as “flower cards.” Each of the Japanese flower cards is symbolic of a flower from one of the twelve months displayed during one of the four seasons.

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It’s an interesting card game and very different from western playing cards.

DSC00328The cards are small and made of a very thick cardstock-like paper. They have an interesting glossy feel to them. You really can’t bend the cards all that much; not like you would when shuffling a regular deck of cards. I also have a special appreciation for the artwork on the flower cards. I think it is a shame hanafuda playing cards are not more popular in America.

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  1. The artwork on these cards is beautiful in a very simple, elegant way. I’ll have to learn more about them. Thanks for sharing!

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