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Kiryuran Original Binsen Tarot
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ahclem
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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:

The Magician

The Empress

The Star

Attachment: bisnen.jpg (Downloaded 52 times)

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