One of forty-six playing cards made of paper pasted on to maroon coloured card, used in the game hanafuda. The card is a poetry ribbon from the cherry blossom suit and depicts a red ribbon with an inscription amid red and pink flowers and buds with black leaves. The inscription consists of the three Japanese letters ‘mi ha no’.
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