These two decks recreate the Japanese classic stories of Fujin and Raijin, with a 21st century look. Fujin is the Japanese god of the wind, often depicted holding a large bag of wind on his shoulders – Raijin is the god of lightning, thunder and storms.
The design of Fujin Playing Cards and Raijin Playing Cards is the result of our collaboration with the UK illustrator, Fionn Jordan. Fionn Jordan is an Art Traveler who has lived in both Japan and Taiwan for several years, so he is already deep into East Asian culture. Fionn is good at creating comics, hence our inviting him to join this project. It must be hard to imagine that this kind of Eastern style is created by a Westerner!
The blue deck is Fujin, and the red deck is Raijin. You’ll immediately notice the two styles used for the card backs, ghost cards and boxes. We designed 12 court cards with blue spades and clubs for Fujin, and red hearts and diamonds for Raijin, going together like brothers. For numbers, the decks are customized utilizing watercolor strokes from Fionn Jordan.
To convey to you the care that has gone into these decks, this project was a year in the making, and has been revised over ten times. In the last period of this project, Fionn needed to finish his parts in the UK due to logistical issues. This project is the first time for BOMBMAGIC to do tripartite cross-border cooperation with Taiwan, Japan, and UK, and we hope that you are thrilled with the results!
Of course, this deck is the best choice for any collection and makes a great gift. It also shows our determination on Games and Cultural and Creative industry.