Art of the Deal: 1960s Japanese Playing Cards

Well here’s a super-cool discovery: a pack of 1960s playing cards using cover art for the magazine Heibon Punch, by artist Ayumi Ohashi.

The cards, our translator tells us, depict a wide range of social situations and leisure activities and the proper attire for each. 

9 Comments on "Art of the Deal: 1960s Japanese Playing Cards"

  1. Awesome and rare.
    Congrats

  2. Russell_Street | July 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm |

    Once again this blog proves why it’s the best in the West! 😉

  3. Thanks. Always happy to approve comments like that.

  4. Anglophile | July 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm |

    Yes, gentlemen once wore neckties on airplanes
    (9 of Spades) and ladies wore non-pornographic two-piece bathing suits (8 of Hearts).

  5. Creative work

  6. These are really neat!

  7. Carmelo Pugliatti | January 10, 2017 at 9:57 am |

    Nowdays very few blogs or forum on Ivy clothes have remained.
    What happens,the end of the Ivy cycle..on internet?

  8. elder prep | March 27, 2021 at 1:32 pm |

    A fashion artifact on 52 images.

  9. Michael J. Lotus | April 6, 2021 at 10:50 am |

    These are extremely cool.

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