Hannya Playing Cards features the traditional Japanese Hannya mask, portraying the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy -- now immortalized through tattoos.
As a follow-up to the Mandala Playing Cards, Damien O'Brien has used his own Hannya tattoo as inspiration for the Hannya Playing Cards.
Demonic and dangerous but also sorrowful and tormented, the Hannya mask pays tribute to the complexity of human emotions.
When looking straight ahead, the mask appears frightening and angry; when tilted slightly down, the face of the demon appears to be sorrowful, as though crying. In much the same way, the gold foil mask on the Hannya Playing Cards tuck case emerges from the black mat darkness and peers into your soul.
Two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and leering mouth are emblazened with gold foil on each card back. The tools of the trade are highlighted on the Jokers.
The custom drawn court cards pay homage to the creative mischief of magicians including Jeremy Griffith, Daniel Madison, and Damien, himself, on the custom drawn court cards.
Designed by Damien O'Brien and Destino
Includes a gaff card
Gold foil tuck and card backs
Custom court cards
Printed at Cartamundi
Good cards. The color scheme makes it hard to discern heart/diamond from club/spade cards at a glance, but they are satisfying nonetheless.
I read the reviews to see if my experience is similar or not. I agree with all the 5 star reviews. The card deck is unique and quality. I was also surprised by the fast delivery. I will be purchasing another deck.
This deck of cards is incredible. Feels good to use for flourishing and magic. The design is simple, but the gold on black is stellar. Really splendid deck of cards all around.
I have never had a cartamundi stock deck before and now I think it’s my favorite card stock. The court cards redesign I really like and the gold borders are a nice touch I would recommend these cards to anyone!
cards came early. in really good condition came with two extra cards a blank and an extra 8 of clubs
Cards came in good condition with 2 joker, 1 plain card and 1 random card like 8 of club.