Simples tiles

There are 3 different suits of simples and in each suit the tiles are numbered from 1 to 9. The suits are: bamboos (also called bams or sticks), circles (also called wheels, stones or dots), and characters (also called numbers and thousands). There are 4 identical copies of each simples tile totaling 108 simples tiles.
Numbers
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Simples Circles
Bamboos
Characters


Honors tiles

There are 2 different sets of Honors tiles: Winds and Dragons. The Winds are East, South, West and North. Keep in mind that the order of winds are not the same as in Western countries where usually North is the beginning point of the four directions. In Mahjong East is the beginning. The Dragons are Red, Green and White. The white dragon has a blue or black frame on the face of the piece or in some sets is entirely blank. These tiles have no numerical sequence like the simples (for example the bamboo pieces number 1 to 9).
Winds
East South West North
Dragons
Red Green White

Bonus tiles

There are 2 sets of bonus tiles: Flowers and Seasons. The flower and season tiles are unique not only in playing a different roles in the mechanics of the game but also in the fact that there is only one instead of four copies of each tile. The tiles have a different artistic rendering of a specific type of flower or season and that each design has only one tile in the whole set making a total of 4 flower tiles and 4 season tiles altogether. These tiles are not drawn into a player's hand but are set aside (kept near the player's other tiles for scoring purposes should they win the hand) when drawn and an extra tile is drawn in replacement of the bonus tile.
Flowers
1 2 3 4
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Seasons
1 2 3 4
While it is not necesary to know the names of the bonus tiles (only it's number) the flowers are named: 1. Plum, 2. Orchid, 3. Chrysanthemum, 4. Bamboo. There is no relation between the bonus tiles "bamboo" flower and the set of simple tiles (ex. 2 bamboo). The seasons are named 1. Spring, 2. Summer, 3. Autumn, 4. Winter.