The Sasuraibito Tarot

£36.00

An original, colourful deck for the curious wanderer, complete with a full-sized guidebook.

Second edition.

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

78 colourful watercolor illustrations make up the Sasuraibito Tarot deck. While some cards follow common iconography fairly closely (Strength, The World), others diverge strongly from tradition (Death, Judgment). Common themes in the deck are the key points in the cycle of life, embracing endings and keeping the fool’s open mind.

“The Japanese word “sasuraibito” most closely translates to “wanderer.” It’s an old-fashioned literary term that is falling out of use, meant to describe a person ever-seeking, searching for a place of healing and refuge. This deck is designed to aid the curious wanderer, and accompany you on your adventures to come.”
– Creator Stasia Burrington.

The cards have gilded edges and a gloss laminate, and come housed in a sturdy lidded box. The artwork for this deck was created over the course of two years, and completed in February 2017. The deck is accompanied by a guidebook which includes card meanings and extra writing about the card designs.

Read a lovely interview with Stasia about the ideas behind this deck!

Contents:

  • Standard tarot deck of 78 gold-edged cards.
  • Guidebook, measuring 5.5″ x 8.5,” and includes card meanings and extra writing about the card designs.
  • Presented in a custom-made, sturdy lidded box with gold foil detailing.

Second edition. This edition has gold foil detailing on the box, the cards are slightly lighter in weight, and colours are slightly darker than the first edition (pictured).

Reviews

  1. Merlin (verified owner)

    This deck is one of my favourites. The card stock is not super thick, but not at all flimsy and seems durable. It’s glossy and easy to shuffle and similar to the glossy cardstock found with some US Games Systems decks I own, such as Tarot of the Cat People and Joie de Vivre.

    The artwork in this deck is very beautiful and unique. My favourite feature that I want to praise the most is the court cards. Stasia Bunningham has really captured them well and their personalities shine through. They’re not as stiff as the courts can still be in some modern decks and I can instantly recognise people I know in some of them. The King of Cups remind me of my boyfriends father, only lacking his glasses. I also really enjoy that the court cards are differently aged and not always in the obvious way denoted by their rank. The King and Queen of Cups are old people while the King of Swords is a young man.

    This is my first indie deck and I’m very happy with it! I have nothing to complain about in regards to the production of it and I plan to use it a lot.

  2. Gwenelan (verified owner)

    I got this deck a couple of days ago, and I just started working with it, but I already love it.
    First, the card quality is sublime. It’s not too thick, but still sturdy. You can actually shuffle it any way you want. I bought the Ostara Tarot, for example, and they are too thick to be shuffled properly or to be fan out on the table (!), plus they are almost glued to each other. Not so the Sasuraibito. It’s a pleasure just to have them in the hand.

    The cards themselves have beautiful images, with amazing colours. They are very expressive and can be read intuitively. I loved the booklet, too: it is brief, with no illustrations and with a couple of quote. I loved the quotes: they are actually relevant quotes, not the positivist stuff you find everywhere.
    The cards have their own symbolism, which is easy to grasp but not too obvious. I loved the court cards: this is the first deck in which the court cars really speak to me :).
    So far, great deck and amazing service here at LRT!

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