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Explore the Tale of Genji and its characters and create games with this pocket art deck




A millennium after it was first written, the Tale of Genji by Heian court lady Murasaki Shikibu remains a powerful work of art. genjimonogatari is a tribute to what some consider the world's first novel—in the form of a delightful 55-card mini-art deck.

genjimonogatari features traditional media illustrations by artist and Tale of Genji fan Maiji/Mary Huang, depicting characters with symbols from their reader sobriquets or various themes and poetic allusions.

By combining the cards in different ways, you can highlight and discover relationships and themes from the story. You can also use this deck for an assortment of novelty games limited only by your imagination and possibly your knowledge of the Tale of Genji. Includes a downloadable booklet for some ideas to get started!

A great way to reinforce your understanding and appreciation of this classic work of world literature... or simply enjoy the art as-is!

See all of the illustrations in the deck, along with the full list of characters represented.

Individual prints on INPRNT - for charity



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Publish Date August 14, 2022
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Enjoy beautiful, evocative ink and watercolour illustrations
  • Get to know the world's first novel even better
  • Be part of a 1,000-year old fandom!


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.


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