This beautiful deck has been hand signed by the Osvaldo Menegazzi himself. It is No. 7 of a limited edition run of 250 decks ever made.
Below read the description of this deck as found on a paper inside the original box. Please note that this is a translation from Italian that the creators of this deck did themselves and therefore note that there are imperfections in the English language.
"The passion and love make move the world: being a person loved and loves and be able to do a passion, a job is a great privilege." So Master Menegazzi defines himself and his life, a life of passion for art and art his work. A multifaceted artist, Master has always had a a weak for the Orient, especially Japan. Hokusai it was its landmarkL art, artist and life, which is partly reflected in him. Hokusai with its eclecticism bring Japanese art outside to the confines, coming to fascinate European artists like the Impressionists before and contemporary artists then. Because his in an art without epoch, contemporary, traditional, countercurrent. It is as if Hokusai incarnate in itself the Japanese art and it had become symbol. "The old fool for painting," Hokusai nickname referring to his long passion for art, in his long career more than sixty years faces every kind of art form: engraver, illustrator of postcards, satirical books, yellow books, teaching manuals... but is in the last years of his life that he produced his most important works and famous. He always remained active in the field of painting as in that graph, studying from time to time different styles, but always keeping intact its artistic independence. always looking for perfection and moved by an insatiable curiosity, Hokusai had the desire to improve all his life, until he was eighty-nine years old and this I best summed up in his exclamationL "If Heaven grant me even ten years (...) even five years longer, I could have become a real artist." Master Menegazzi, who has eighty-six years old, still exploring, deepens, invents. He in creating this deck has been considering different artistic age of Hokusai: from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, to The Great Wave off Kanagawa, to the Carp, to the Tigers. Each of them has been studied and placed in relation to Arcanum to represent, starting from a particular or from explicit imageL as Arcanum The Devil in which there is the Demon of Jealousy grinning (series The Hundred Tales "Ghosts") or The Justice with a samurai sword. Hokusai was an artist able to influence several generations of artists, regardless of time and space, and now as then, his life and his name, literally the study of the Polar Star, is a symbol and an example of good omen and tenacity.
- Cristina Dorsini, September 2016"
The original Italian text is to be found on the same sheet of paper as this English translation.
A note from the creator:
"This item is created by hand. Any imperfections or variations are due to its workmanship and are not to be considered as defects."