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A custom deck of playing cards inspired by traditional Japanese Moku Hanga, a style of Japanese woodblock printing.
A custom deck of playing cards inspired by traditional Japanese Moku Hanga, a style of Japanese woodblock printing.
330 backers pledged $15,191 to help bring this project to life.

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Moku Hanga Inspired Playing Cards

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The Moku Hanga Inspired Playing Cards Deck is an original set of playing cards designed by À Vol d'Oiseau. It melds the traditional aesthetics of Japanese style woodblock printing with a modern flare inspired by our interests in modern Japanese manga and western comics.

The Paulownia Box

What we really think makes our project unique is the traditional Japanese Paulownia box, handcrafted by skilled craftsmen in Japan. It has been designed to hold two Moku Hanga Inspired Playing Cards decks, one dealer coin, and six dice. For packaging purposes and to make sure that it gets to you safely, we have added removable foam inserts to protect the contents. This box is the culmination of this project. It truly brings together the full design concept. This simple yet elegant package allows you to get a taste of Japanese culture.

Traditional Japanese Handcrafted Paulownia Box
Traditional Japanese Handcrafted Paulownia Box

 The Cards

The Club Court Cards
The Club Court Cards
The Diamond Court Cards
The Diamond Court Cards
The Spade Court Cards
The Spade Court Cards
The Heart Court Cards
The Heart Court Cards
The Aces
The Aces
The Numbers
The Numbers

The Joker cards represent Yôkai, monsters from the traditional Japanese folk tales. The one below on the left is a Oni (鬼), a demon known for being invincible. The one below on the right is Harionago (針女子). She comes from the Japanese prefecture of Ehime on Shikoku island. She is famous for her beauty and ensnaring men with her hair. These two cards represent two of the four jokers we will design. With your help, we will choose the two that will be used in the final deck.

The Joker Cards
The Joker Cards
The Card Back
The Card Back
The Card Box
The Card Box

Detailed View

King of Clubs and Queen of Diamonds
King of Clubs and Queen of Diamonds
Queen of Hearts and Queen of Spades
Queen of Hearts and Queen of Spades

Add-Ons:

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Dice - add $3 to your pledge

Coin - add $6 to your pledge

19 gram gold plated dealer coin. Inspired by traditional Japanese money. 

Previous Coin, but with representative finish
Previous Coin, but with representative finish
Current Coin with representative design
Current Coin with representative design

CARD - ADD-ONS

  • 1 Deck - $15
  • 2 Decks - $25
  • 3 Decks - $35
  • 10 Decks - $100
  • 13 Decks - $120
BOX ADD-ON
  • 1 Paulownia Box with 2 decks, 1 coin and 6 dice - $60   
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Bulk- ADD-ONS (Only Available in the US)
  • 20-35 Decks - $8 per Deck
  • 36-50 Decks - $7 per Deck
  • 51-80 Decks - $6 per Deck
  • 81-100 Decks - $5 per Deck
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Stretch Goals:

  • $16,000 -- (LOCKED) Ebony Wood Colored Deck
  • $24,000 -- (LOCKED) Unlock new colors for the dice
  • $32,000 -- (LOCKED) Poker Chips + Special Poker Chip Box with 500 poker chips, 6 dice, 3 coins, and 2 decks
  • $40,000 -- (LOCKED) Square Poker Chips for larger denominations

In the next month, we hope to work with you to release more rewards and help shape the final look of the deck. Together, let's create a truly unique Moku Hanga Inspired Playing Card Deck!

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Risks and challenges

This is our first playing cards project, and like any other product, there are potential risks; however, it is extremely important to us to make sure that all your rewards are delivered in a timely manner. In order to make this possible, we have spent the past 7 months carefully planning all aspects of this project to make sure we deliver all the rewards in time. All of the decks are ready to be printed, and all the rewards are designed and ready to be manufactured. We have a very close relationship with all of our suppliers and have been in constant contact with them to make sure that the products they send are both of the highest quality as well as delivered in a timely manner. Without any unforeseen delays, the decks will be delivered in July/August 2015. We will be completely transparent to the backers to make sure everyone is aware of the progress and of any potential delays.

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