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Hello Kitty Tarot Cards

Whether you love her or loathe her (I’m a fan, personally!), there’s no denying that Hello Kitty is everywhere, and that includes on non-mainstream products like tarot cards. In fact, there have been two Hello Kitty tarot decks published.

Hello Kitty tarot cards

Hello Kitty Tarot Book,
available from Amazon

The first – which was simply called ‘Hello, Tarot’, dates back to 2007, and had 78 cards featuring the ubiquitous cat and various other cute animals. This deck is by Joe Rosales, and was withdrawn from sale after legal action by Sanrio. The original images were in black and white (and can be viewed here), although a coloured version has also circulated online.

A second set of Hello Kitty tarot cards was published in 2009 by Random House in Japan. This is an official Sanrio product, with the artwork modelled on the Marseille deck. The set consists of 22 major arcana cards plus an accompanying book by well-known Japanese astrologer Ryuji Kagami, with information about each card (in Japanese, naturally).

The bad news is that both sets are difficult to obtain – particularly the Rosales deck. At the time of writing you can get the Ryuji book (illustrated) on Amazon’s Marketplace.

eBay is also worth a look – try doing a saved search if they don’t have any listed right now, so you can be alerted when a set comes up for sale.

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