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Cartographic representations of Edo period Japan created with a combination of traditional and digital techniques.
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    THE PDF PACK // Both the historical map and folkloric map in PDF format + the PDF booklet (guide to the Edo period, regional maps, historical and folkloric profiles, location descriptions, and more).

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    THE KITSCH PACK // A 4" x 6" postcard featuring the full map of Japan + 8 bookmarks for each region featuring the scanned hand-calligraphed kana names of each region, as well as a single yōkai picked for each region. All stuffed into one envelope. Add the PDF Pack for an additional $5.

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    THE OBAKE KARUTA PACK // A deck of Japanese folklore. Our sumi illustrations for the map will be turned into an Edo era card game. 108 cards total: 50 yokai cards, 50 riddle cards, and 8 informational cards. The 8 informational cards include: the history of the game and how to play it, an Edo era hiragana alphabet chart, and a couple other extras. Also comes with a digital version of the information. PDF Pack included and postcard included!

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    A LAND OF NARROW PATHS, HISTORICAL DAI OBAN // A smaller version of the map of Japan -- without folkloric illustrations. Archival giclée print on washi with deckled edges. Dai oban size (12" x 17"). PDF Pack included!

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    A LAND OF NARROW PATHS, FOLKLORIC DAI OBAN // A smaller version of the map of Japan -- with folkloric illustrations. Archival giclée print on washi with deckled edges. Dai oban size (12" x 17"). PDF Pack included!

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    TWO MAIN MAPS, DAI OBAN SIZE // Two prints of the dai oban map of Japan. Archival giclée prints on washi with deckled edges. Dai oban size (12" x 17"). You choose historical, folkloric, or both. PDF Pack included!

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    ***THE MAIN MAP***: A LAND OF NARROW PATHS, HISTORICAL VERSION // The full-size (26" x 38") color map of Japan with labels, icons, legend, etc. -- without folkloric illustrations. Will feature our cartographic group's stamp and the project logo. Archival giclée print on washi with deckled edges. PDF Pack included!

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    ***THE MAIN MAP***: A LAND OF NARROW PATHS, FOLKLORIC VERSION // The full-size color map of Japan with labels, icons, legend, etc. -- with folkloric illustrations. Will feature our cartographic group's stamp and the project logo. Archival giclée print on washi with deckled edges. PDF Pack included!

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    TWO MAIN MAPS // Your choice of any two of the main, full-size maps of Japan. You can do one non-folklore, one folklore, or two of the same kind. Both maps will feature our cartographic group's stamp and the project logo. Archival giclée prints on washi with deckled edges. PDF Pack included!

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    THE ARTIST'S BOOK // We'll tinker with the main map, and then print a significant portion of it onto a long piece of washi. That piece of washi will then be bound into a handmade orihon (accordion-style Japanese book). The covers will be handmade with Japanese book cloth and premium binder's board, and your name will be hand-calligraphed in kana on a vertical strip of handmade washi pasted to the front cover. If you want yōkai, we can include a whole parade of them printed on the end pages of the book. A limited quantity collector's item. Also comes with artist's commentary on the project. PDF & Kitsch Packs included.

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    THE WANDERER'S BOOK // The ultimate collector's item. The entire PDF booklet will be archival printed on washi. Those pages will then be bound into a handmade yotsume-toji style book (four-hole binding). The covers will be handmade with Japanese book cloth and thicker Japanese paper (softcover), and your name will be hand-calligraphed in kana on a vertical strip of handmade washi pasted to the front cover. Each copy of the wanderer's book will have unique hand-drawn sumi ink illustrations on the end pages and in other select spots throughout the book. Also comes with artist's commentary on the project. PDF & Kitsch Packs included.

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