Flowers on Mah Jongg Tiles - MahJonggMentor
Did you ever wonder about the flowers on the Mah Jongg tiles? These flowers represent the four Confucian plants: bamboo (summer), chrysanthemum (autumn), orchid (spring), and plum (winter). They are known as the Four Gentlemen of China. These groupings are seen repeatedly in the Chinese aesthetic of art, painting, literature, and garden design.