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|Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2007 06:13 am||
|It seems there's no end of unusual tarot media.
A few months ago I became aware of a series of Japanese manga-style tarot prints published as binsen (known in English as "doujin stationary"). Created by doujin artists, these are sheets of B5 doujinshi-size paper (approximately 7" x 10") with full-page artwork on one side and a lined writing area, often with another monochrome illustration, on the other.
The series in question was created in 2004-2005 by Kiryu Isama (桐生藍様) under the circle name "Rusty Angel." Binsen are typically sold as individual items rather than sets (usually for a few hundred yen each), and so far I've managed to track down 14 of the tarot series (thumbnails attached).
Here are larger (but still reduced-scale) scans of the front and back of a few of the prints:
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