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About Puppetonachain✣ Chirashi

✣ I LOVE CHIRASHI POSTERS!
That's why I started selling them in the first place, on eBay with the ID Puppetonachain. The name stuck and a few websites later and over a decade on, I landed on Etsy in 2017. The Etsy shop expanded to include non-vintage titles in October 2018.   

✣ WHY BUY FROM MY SHOP?
I love what I am selling and do take care to provide the highest standard of service.
Besides, I am bilingual in English and Japanese. Which means I can provide information about the item far more accurately than non-Japanese speakers (especially the important print year.) Also I have means to source a wide variety of titles by request.

✣ ABOUT " C H I R A S H I "
This shop specialises in Japanese Chirashi (chee-ra-shee) Film Posters.
Chirashi posters are collectable small posters issued for the purpose of promoting the film. Normally a chirashi poster is printed on boths sides, the front with the design and the reverse with the film details. What is special about these little posters is that they are limited prints from the time of the film's release - a piece of history - and never reproduced. 

✣ JOY OF CHIRASHI COLLECTING 
Its compact size (standard size 26x19 cm, about 10x8 inches) makes it ideal for building collections. It has been a very popular hobby in Japan for decades. Chirashi collectors are rapidly growing in numbers worldwide.

You can build your collection of your favourite actors, directors or genre. 
Or purely on the strength of its design. Possibilities are endless! Do send us your requests for unlisted items, or suggestions. If you'd like to retain the value of your chirashi, it is recommended not to pin it or use blutack, no folding etc.- But please enjoy this little piece of memorabilia in your own way. It will make a lovely original gift, too! 


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