Mirror of Famous Women of Japan (Honchō Meifu Kagami)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Published by Arakawa Tōbei; 9 banchi 2 chōme, Bakuro-chō, Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
1880 (published 1883)
Color woodcut (triptych)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
I know, everyone has seen these a hundred times now in different cute scenes. I photograph this deck in scenes the way most people do their children :p However, this time is to announce that we have a new card style for the deck. Through trial and error and listening to reviews of the deck we made a few changes. These changes are:
They’re now pretty much classic tarot decks. They’re standard tarot size so they’re a pinch longer on a thicker card-stock that is traditional weight for standard playing cards. They have rounded corners and a very nice semi gloss finish -so they shuffle very easily and are better for everyday use. They still come in the sheer, drawstring pouch in a labeled tin with silk flowers as our last added touch. We were able to buy them a bit more in bulk so we didn’t have to raise the price -which we warned we might.
I do have some of our original decks set aside for individuals who inquired about them but we’re really happy with these so they’ll become our standard. I can’t thank people enough for reblogging them, nabbing them, and making them so successful! And as I always end with, you can nab your own deck here! :)
Oooh! The original printing of the deck is lovely, but a version on a heavier card stock with rounded corners will make it a skosh more practical to use!
(Onto the wishlist it goes!)
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