Hanafuda Cards

Hanafuda Cards

There are 12 suits representing months, each suit is designated a flower with the beauties of nature.
And also each suit has 4 cards, so there are 48 cards in total.
Each suit has 'Chaff' card(s) worth one point, may has (poetry) 'Ribbon' card worth five points, may has 'Ten' card worth ten points, and may has 'Bright' card worth twenty points.

The point values could be considered unnecessary and arbitrary (especially "Koi-koi" rule, "Koi-koi" rule's point is based on "yaku"), as the most popular games only concern themselves with certain combinations of taken cards.

There are many Hanafuda's card design, for example "Hachihachihana(八八花)"(Japanese most popular design), "Echigohana(越後花)", "Kintokihana(金時花)", .. and many, and "Hwatu(花闘)"(Korean popular design) and so on.


Hachihachihana(八八花)

The Hachihachihana is most popular and common Hanafuda design. This design was completed by integrated many local Hanafuda design scattered across Japan on Meiji period. This design's feature is that the willow's chaff card becomes red "Drum with Ogre".

Month
Flower
20pt.
right
10pt.
Ten
5pt.
Ribbon
1pt.
Chaff
January
Pine
January's Fan(睦月の扇子)
Pine with Crane
Pine with Crane
- Pine with Poetry Red Ribbon
Pine with
Poetry Red Ribbon
Pine's ChaffPine's Chaff
February
Plum blossom
February's Fan(如月の扇子)
- Plum with Bush Warbler
Plum with
Bush Warbler
Plum with Poetry Red Ribbon
Plum with
Poetry Red Ribbon
Plum's ChaffPlum's Chaff
March
Cherry blossom
March's Fan(弥生の扇子)
Cherry with Banner
Cherry with Banner
- Cherry with Poetry Red Ribbon
Cherry with
Poetry Red Ribbon
Cherry's ChaffCherry's Chaff
April
Wisteria
April's Fan(卯月の扇子)
- Wisteria with Cuckoo
Wisteria with Cuckoo
Wisteria with Ribbon
Wisteria with Ribbon
Wisteria's ChaffWisteria's Chaff
May
Iris
May's Fan(皐月の扇子)
- Iris with Eight-Plank Bridge
Iris with
Eight-Plank Bridge
Iris with Ribbon
Iris with Ribbon
Iris's ChaffIris's Chaff
June
Peony
June's Fan(水無月の扇子)
- Peony with Butterflies
Peony with
Butterflies
Peony with Blue Ribbon
Peony with
Blue Ribbon
Peony's ChaffPeony's Chaff
July
Bush Clover
July's Fan(文月の扇子)
- Bush Clover with Boar
Bush Clover with Boar
Bush Clover with Ribbon
Bush Clover with Ribbon
Bush Clover's ChaffBush Clover's Chaff
August
Susuki grass
August's Fan(葉月の扇子)
Susuki with Moon
Susuki with Moon
Susuki with Geese
Susuki with Geese
- Susuki's ChaffSusuki's Chaff
September
Chrysanth
September's Fan(長月の扇子)
- Chrysanth with Sake Cup
Chrysanth with
Sake Cup
(*1)
Chrysanth with Blue Ribbon
Chrysanth with
Blue Ribbon
Chrysanth's ChaffChrysanth's Chaff
October
Maple
October's Fan(神無月の扇子)
- Maple with Deer
Maple with Deer
Maple with Blue Ribbon
Maple with
Blue Ribbon
Maple's ChaffMaple's Chaff
November
Willow
November's Fan(霜月の扇子)
Willow with Ono no Michikaze (Rainman)
Willow with
Ono no Michikaze
(Rainman)
Willow with Swallow
Willow with Swallow
Willow with Ribbon
Willow with Ribbon
Drum with Ogre
Drum with Ogre
December
Paulownia
December's Fan(師走の扇子)
Paulownia with Phoenix
Paulownia with
Phoenix
- - Paulownia's ChaffPaulownia' ChaffPaulownia' Chaff
  • *1 : The card "Sake Cup" is "Disguise Card". That is, though technically classified as a 10-point card, it counts as both a 10-point card and a 1-point card at the same time.



Echigohana(越後花)

This Hanafuda design using so beautiful gold and silver color is used to Echigo in Japan. This visual design is a few different from Hachihachihana, however, basic suit of point and card class is equal to Hachihachihana.
This design's feature is that there are Chaff cards of January, February, April, May, August and October describing classical Japanese verse Waka, and the November's Bright card is "Willow with Coarse Oilpaper Umbrella".

Month
Flower
20pt.
Bright
10pt.
Ten
5pt.
Ribbon
1pt.
Chaff
January
Pine
January's Fan(睦月の扇子)
Pine with Crane
Pine with Crane
- Pine with Poetry Red Ribbon
Pine with Red Ribbon
Pine with WakaPine with Waka
Pine with Waka
February
Plum blossom
February's Fan(如月の扇子)
- Plum with Bush Warbler
Plum with
Bush Warbler
Plum with Poetry Red Ribbon
Plum with
Red Ribbon
Plum with WakaPlum with Waka
Plum with Waka
March
Cherry blossom
March's Fan(弥生の扇子)
Cherry with Banner
Cherry with Banner
- Cherry with Poetry Red Ribbon
Cherry with
Red Ribbon
Cherry's ChaffCherry's Chaff
April
Wisteria
April's Fan(卯月の扇子)
- Wisteria with Cuckoo
Wisteria with Cuckoo
Wisteria with Ribbon
Wisteria with Ribbon
Wisteria with WakaWisteria with Waka
Wisteria with Waka
May
Iris
May's Fan(皐月の扇子)
- Iris with Eight-Plank Bridge
Iris with
Eight-Plank Bridge
Iris with Ribbon
Iris with Ribbon
Iris with WakaIris with Waka
Iris with Waka
June
Peony
June's Fan(水無月の扇子)
- Peony with Butterflies
Peony with
Butterflies
Peony with Blue Ribbon
Peony with
Blue Ribbon
Peony's ChaffPeony's Chaff
July
Bush Clover
July's Fan(文月の扇子)
- Bush Clover with Boar
Bush Clover
with Boar
Bush Clover with Ribbon
Bush Clover
with Ribbon
Bush Clover's ChaffBush Clover's Chaff
August
Susuki grass
August's Fan(葉月の扇子)
Susuki with Moon
Susuki with Moon
Susuki with Geese
Susuki with Geese
- Susuki with WakaSusuki with Waka
Susuki with Waka
September
Chrysanth
September's Fan(長月の扇子)
- Chrysanth with Sake Cup
Chrysanth with
Sake Cup
(*2)
Chrysanth with Blue Ribbon
Chrysanth with
Blue Ribbon
Chrysanth's ChaffChrysanth's Chaff
October
Maple
October's Fan(神無月の扇子)
- Maple with Deer
Maple with Deer
Maple with Blue Ribbon
Maple with
Blue Ribbon
Maple with WakaMaple with Waka
Maple with Waka
November
Willow
November's Fan(霜月の扇子)
Willow with Coarse Oilpaper Umbrella
Willow with
Coarse Oilpaper
Umbrella (Rainman)
Willow with Swallow
Willow with Swallow
Willow with Ribbon
Willow with Ribbon
Willow's Chaff
December
Paulownia
December's Fan(師走の扇子)
Paulownia with Phoenix
Paulownia with
Phoenix
- - Paulownia's Chaff桐のカス桐のカス
  • *2 : The card "Sake Cup" is "Disguise Card" same as above described.