A further expansion was also made, called Sunkun Karuta.
The deck contains 5 suits, with 15 cards per suit, for a total of 75 cards.
The deck contains all suits from the standard Portuguese deck, and adds only 1 additional suit: Drums.
Suits are categorized into 2 groups: Long Suits and Round Suits.
The groups correspond to Black Suits and Red Suits of Western Playing Cards respectively.
Each suit has number cards from 1 to 9, represented by the number of pips on the card. Cards that have the number ‘1’ have 1 pip instead of a dragon like in Tensho Karuta and Mekurifuda.
In addition, there are six court cards:
|Value||Japanese Name||English Name||Depiction|
|10||Robai||Dragon||A dragon (may be of Portuguese or Chinese design)|
|12||Uma||Horse||A knight or horseman riding a horse|
|14||Un||God||One of the Seven Lucky Gods|
|15||Sun||Chinese||A Chinese official wearing a futou|