playing card

Rectangular playing card from the 'Flower Game' or Hanafuda. The card is the ribbon from the cherry blossom suit, and depicts a pink ribbon, on which there is text in Chinese characters, set against pink cherry blossom and grey leaves on a white background. The reverse of the card is covered in black plastic, with a dimpled effect.

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