I N T R O D U C I N G:
54pc SHOHIN KIRIGAMI SET
Inspired by my love for the Japanese culture and its beauty and diversity. Hand crafted and cut using layered imagery to create a 3D effect on the beautiful Hinode Playing Card deck (designed by Kyle McIntosh and Mike McClure). Each piece is affixed with a hologram seal of authenticity that is hand signed and number by the artist, Anthony Scanlon.
This is a one-of-a-kind set that will not be reproduced.
“I’ve always loved and have been inspired by the Japanese culture, both of the past and present. I tried to capture what I love in this set.”
The JAPAN-54 set of Shohin Kirigami highlights the Japanese culture from the view of an American artist.
JAPAN-54 is a One-of-a-Kind set, of Shohin Kirigami, that will not be reproduced. Each piece is hand signed and numbered from 1 to 54 (52 cards plus 2 Jokers).
The JAPAN-54 video presentation.
This is a One of One set and will not be reproduced. Each piece sports an elegant hologram seal of authenticity that has been hand signed and numbered by the artist (Anthony Scanlon).
Each piece is hand cut and crafted by me. No lasers or machines were used to cut or assemble these. After assembly, the hologram seal of authenticity is applied to the back of the card in the lower right corner, signed and a number is assigned.
Shohin Kirigami© was created amidst the quarantine of Covid19, in May of 2020 by Anthony Scanlon. Accept no duplicates, this is the real thing!
THE COURT CARDS
JOKERS – KYŪKYOKU (ULTIMATE)
ACES – TOKUSHU (SPECIAL )
KINGS – SAMURAI
QUEENS – GEISHA
JACKS – GODZILLA
THE PIP CARDS
PIPS/HEARTS(2-5) – HELLO KITTY
PIPS/HEARTS(6-10) – NARUTO
PIPS/DIAMONDS(2-6) – DRAGON BALL Z
PIPS/DIAMONDS(7-10) – SUPER MARIO BROS.
PIPS/CLUBS(2-6) – UKIYO-E
PIPS/CLUBS(7-10) – MANEKI NEKO
PIPS/SPADES(2-6) – MY HERO ACADEMIA
PIPS/SPADES(7-10) – RIKISHI (SUMO)
The JAPAN-54 set was born from discussions with Kyle McIntosh (co-designer of the Hinode deck). He commissioned me to create a Shohin Kirigami of The Great Wave using one of his Hinode playing cards. Instead of selling it to him, I asked if he would consider a trade. He agreed and I ended up with a spare deck of Hinode playing cards. Inspired by it’s clean design and sheer beauty, I decided to create something with it. I wanted to celebrate the Japanese theme of this beautiful deck so I curated 54 Japanese scenes and compositions that I associate with Japan and enjoy. I hope you enjoy seeing this set as much as I did making it.
Purchase the Hinode Playing Card deck from: Murphy’s Magic
One oF A Kind
Shohin Kirigami is a new art form that I created and for the most part has been individual pieces or small sets consisting of 5 pieces or less. The Hinode deck inspired me to take it to the next level and create an entire deck worth of Shohin Kirigami. And what better way to utilize this beautiful deck, than to celebrate the Japanese culture (past and present) with a full set of Shohin Kirigami 3D cards.
Diverse Content and Compositions
The JAPAN-54 set celebrates Japanese culture both past and present with homage to Samurai, Geisha, Ukiyo-e, and Rikishi. As well as paying tribute to pop culture icons such as Hello Kitty, Anime, Video Games, and Maneki Neko.
I wanted to create a set that offered something for everyone to enjoy.