“Tarot of Japanese Fairy Tales” review

Japanese Fairy Tale Tarot

A quick introduction of “Tarot of Japanese Fairy Tales” deck – miniature edition.

Its designs

Major Arcana

Japanese Old Story Tarot

Minor Arcana

Each suit of the minor arcana is corresponding to the Japanese fairy tales:


Cups=The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Swords=Kachi-Kachi Yama

Pentacles=Hanasaka Jiisan

Japanese Old Story Tarot Japanese Fairy Tale Tarot


The deck size is 54mm x 93mm, miniature size. There are two size variations in this “Japanese Fairy Tale Tarot”. Normal size deck is called “deluxe edition” with 124-page booklet included, and small size deck (in review here) is a miniature edition.

Japanese Old Story Tarot Japanese Fairy Tale Tarot

One A4 size sheet is included in this miniature edition deck, written in Japanese and also in English, that explains the meanings and stories of every card.

Personal Impressions

What I like

A heartwarming pictures, small size, very unique deck. The back design of the card is colourful, bright, and pretty.

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Where to buy

As of the beginning of 2020, it costed 1980 yen in online shops, quite reasonable price.

Wrap Up

It is a tarot recommended for those who are looking for a Japanese-taste tarot, and those who can enjoy the unique interpretations of each deck.


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※This is a deluxe edition (normal size)

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