Bicycle Maneki Neko Playing Cards Red

Japanese playing cards by Bocopo from China and playing card designer Edisun Sun. Traditional playing cards from Japan with Maneki Neko, the Japanese Lucky Cat.

These Japan playing cards are a limited edition of 2500 decks, no reprint.

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Bicycle Maneki Neko Playing Cards Red

Hi, my name is Edisun Sun. I am a person who is constantly inspired by traditional elements, especially those of the Japanese tradition. There are many symbols that one could mention when talking about Japanese culture. Cherry blossoms, kimonos, tea ceremony, they all have a very deep meaning behind them. However, the one that must be the luckiest and happiest must be the Maneki Neko (the Japanese Lucky Cat). Maneki Neko is a traditional cat-shaped decoration. This is my first deck of cards and therefore I chose this lucky charm as the theme in the hope of portraying our never-ending pursuit of happiness. The overall style is consistent with the Ukiyo-e style and appears light and easy on the eye.

Back Design
The back of the cards is similar to the back of the box. The four corners are decorated with bamboo leaves, representing good fortune. The whole middle section is filled with lucky cats with golden bells hanging on their necks. If you look really closely, you’ll see that in fact, the cats are not all identical, but they all have a slightly different gesture. So what s the mystery behind it? Well, if the cat is waving at you with its left paw, it means blessing. If it is the right paw, it means money. And when it is both paws? Well, this cat wishes all the fortune to you, be it material or not. The design looks as if it’s spreading around from one central point, adding a sense of dynamics to the illustration. Instead of Mount Fuji, the red version has a torii gate, symbolizing the channel for gods through which they can pass on blessings to the people.

The Joker
This card consists of a big Maneki Neko accompanied by six tiny ones for even more luck. They are surrounded by a multitude of symbols, just like the Daruma doll, bamboo, Japanese carp and many more. The card is alive with elegant festive colors.

The Bicycle Maneki Neko playing cards have 56 poker size cards with 2 Jokers and 2 advertisement cards. These Japanese playing cards by the Bocopo-Fansio Playing Cards Company are printed by the USPCC in the Unites States of America on premium stock and finished with an air-cushion finish. The Japanese Lucky Cat playing cards are a limited edition, no reprint and individually numbered 1-2500.

Bicycle Maneki Neko Playing Cards
© 2019 The United States Playing Card Company
Made in USA

More Information
Brand Bicycle
Number of cards 55 cards
Number of Jokers 2 Jokers
Size playing cards Poker size (63 x 88 mm)
Index playing cards Standard Index 2 Pips
Available colours Red
Material playing cards Cardstock Cards
Packing playing cards Cardboard tuckbox
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