Japanese Tarot Decks

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Shinsei Tarot (Sacred Runes): The Wisdom of the North by Ryuji Kagami (Author) and Kazumi Akutsu (Illustrator)

ISBN 9784054011519

This 25-card set is not strictly a traditional tarot deck, but evokes the Runes used for divination in Northern Europe. Runes were first used over 1500 years ago by the East Goths, and later appeared throughout England and Scandinavia. The word "rune" itself comes from an early Anglo-Saxon word meaning "secret" or "mystery." Today they are most popular among Wiccans and modern pagans. Each card features the name and symbol of a Nordic rune, and is decorated with figures rendered in a classical Renaissance style. This set includes 24 cards and a blank "fate card" plus a 289-page hardcover book in cardboard shelfbox. The card titles are written in the English alphabet; the accompanying book is only in Japanese. The book provides further information about each card and introduces layouts. $65.00