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A parody art project, commenting on the ancient origins of modern Japanese game culture.  浮世絵ヒーロー
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Jed Henry

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Crazy history: Nintendo's own Ukiyo-e Roots


The Nintendo company started over a hundred years ago, printing Western face cards and Japanese hanafuda cards.  Seeing this, Ukiyo-e Heroes feels even more legitimized.  :)

Check out these ukiyo-e style cards, made by Nintendo!


    1. Creator Danny Wilson on August 26, 2012

      Wow. Finally know a bit about the deck I bought at a garage sale. Though in a plastic box by "Ace Playing Cards" and "Ukiyo-e", it has some of the images in the deck you linked to. Interesting! Thanks.

    2. Creator Tieg Zaharia on August 25, 2012

      すげい! I think they have some of those on display at NintendoWorld in NYC (with some other cool Nintendo memorabilia).

    3. Creator Rachel Teng on August 25, 2012

      That is so cool!

    4. Creator Joshua Swanson on August 25, 2012

      check out the Nintendo Hanafuda cards Club Nintendo edition

    5. Creator Lauren Ellis on August 25, 2012

      Oh cool!