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Deleted puzzles by artist Kagaya Yutaka

This page shows puzzles that are no longer available, just for historical curiosity, and for completeness.

In some cases puzzles are reissued with a different code number: if you have the old code number from somewhere, this page should show you the replacement (which may still be available).

3000 pieces

Celestial world
© Kagaya Studio

Celestial world (Kagaya)

A depiction of all the constellations of the sky, in Kagaya's usual vivid style. Each constellation is given its astronomical Latin name on the puzzle, and there is a key to the Japanese names on the back of the box.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 3000 pieces; 107 x 77 cm (42" x 30")
Code: Y3042 (30-42 on box)
Retail price ¥6000

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2014 pieces

Starlight Fantasy
© Hoshi-no-techo / Kagaya

Starlight Fantasy (non-hexachrome) (Kagaya)

Kagaya's rendering of the traditional signs of the zodiac - truly a starlit fantasy.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 2014 pieces; 107 x 77 cm (42" x 30")
Code: Y20157 (20-157 on box)
Retail price ¥6000

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Starlight Fantasy
© Kagaya

Starlight Fantasy (Kagaya)

Kagaya's rendering of the traditional signs of the zodiac - truly a starlit fantasy.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 2014 pieces; 107 x 77 cm (42" x 30")
Code: Y20187 (20-187 on box)
Retail price ¥6000

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Treasure night
© Kagaya

Treasure night (Kagaya)

Another puzzle from the Hoshi-biyori series ("The star-studded sky"), and indeed, above the distinctive form of Mount Fuji we see the familiar constellation of Orion, and the moon shown with Kagaya's typical astronomical accuracy. Below is a ghostly landscape of habitations glimmering in the mist.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Not available
1000 piece version expected November
A Yanoman puzzle: 2014 pieces; 62 x 45 cm (24" x 18")
Code: Y2210 (22-10 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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1000 pieces

The Northern Cross
© Kagaya

The Northern Cross (Kagaya)

Kagaya's portrayal of the Northern Cross, one of the stations visited on the fantasy journey in Ginga tetsudô no yoru by Miyazawa Kenji, probably best known in the West from the anime film "Night on the Galactic Railroad." Kagaya's image makes it reminiscent of a Christian cross, but in the story this is the cross-shaped constellation, Cygnus the swan.

Detail

Wikipedia article on Miyazawa Kenji, Japan's much-loved poet and author of children's literature

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101017 (10-1017 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Everlasting song
© Kagaya / Trans-Modern Art

Everlasting song (Kagaya)

"She has set her boat on a lake echoing to the murmurs of the ice.

"The aurora beams down the harmony of the sun and earth's breathing.
"Sometimes peaceful, sometimes tempestuous, the song has lasted from time immemorial.

"She reads from a score written in the celestial globe to play a melody, an irreplaceable moment in time.
"Never to be repeated."

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101041 (10-1041 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Fantasy railroad in autumn
© Kagaya

Fantasy railroad in autumn (Kagaya)

A portrayal of one of the best-known works of fantasy fiction by Miyazawa Kenji, Japan's much-loved poet and author of children's literature. The original title is Ginga tetsudô no yoru, probably best known in the West from the anime film "Night on the Galactic Railroad" (but there are many variations on this translation).

Kagaya portrays the train in earthbound mode, yet in a surreal setting.

Wikipedia article on Miyazawa Kenji

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101042 (10-1042 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Reflection
© Kagaya / Trans-Modern Art

Reflection (Kagaya)

"On her way home,
"The beauty of the setting sun was such that she set her boat on the shore.
"And, listening to the lapping of gentle waves against the bottom of the boat,
"She dreamed of the joy that another day would bring.
"The still, warm sea reflected the ever-changing colours of the sky.
"And as the sky turned to a starry orb, the sliver of a two-day-old moon appeared."

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

Detail

This puzzle is printed with a special Hexachrome process for extra-vivid colours (not glow-in-the-dark).

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101076 (10-1076 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Tranquillity
© Kagaya / Trans-Modern Art

Tranquillity (Kagaya)

"The sea is calm inside the coral reef around the island.
"Listen to the gentle sea with a quiet ear, and you will hear the song of porpoises, and the breathing of the fish and coral.
"The water of the oceans reaches around the planet, giving life to myriad creatures.

"Thus she felt at one with every being on the planet, floating in her happiness."

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

This puzzle is printed with a special Hexachrome process for extra-vivid colours (not glow-in-the-dark).

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101077 (10-1077 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Pleiades
© Kagaya

Pleiades (Kagaya)

Kagaya's portrait of the Seven Sisters - the star cluster properly known as the Pleiades. Of course there are seven figures dancing in the middle - who would the two looking on from the side be?

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101078 (10-1078 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Earthlight
© Kagaya

Earthlight (Kagaya)

"The surface of the moon was an ideal viewpoint.
"The travellers from a faraway world paused here to gaze at the sacred planet that was their objective.
"While from this first stopping point, earth-dwellers could contemplate home, with all the emotion of looking back over a life lived. "There can be no more joyful celebration than to gaze on the birthplace of humanity!"

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101097 (10-1097 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Andromeda
© Kagaya

Andromeda (Kagaya)

"In a long-gone golden age, heaven and earth were as one, a shared home for gods and mortals..."

The prayer of a princess - Andromeda gazes wistfully at a temple set in the sea...

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101103 (10-1103 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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The moon
© Kagaya

The moon (Kagaya)

The moon in beautiful detail. All features visible in a small telescope are marked with their atronomical names.

Not a very easy puzzle: there is a huge total area of black...

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101125 (10-1125 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Pegasus - wings of freedom
© Kagaya

Pegasus - wings of freedom (Kagaya)

Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek myth, flies far above the clouds...

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101130 (10-1130 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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The Earth
© Kagaya

The Earth (Kagaya)

Kagaya's rendering of the earth—realistic, yet clearly a personal interpretation.

Not a very easy puzzle: there is a huge total area of black...

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101131 (10-1131 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Venus - the morning star
© Kagaya

Venus - the morning star (Kagaya)

The Morning Star was the old name for Venus as it appeared in the morning – of course the same planet in the evening was known as the Evening Star.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101136 (10-1136 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Kaguya-hime, from the woodcutter's tale
© Kagaya

Kaguya-hime (Kagaya)

Kaguyahime ("Princess of the shining night") gazes into the moonlit night. The story of which she is heroine, the "Bamboo cutter's tale", dates back a thousand years, to the great cultural flowering that was the Heian period. In the story, she was found as a tiny baby inside a bamboo trunk.

In Kagaya's version extra colour is provided by a scattering of brilliant red maple leaves, and the almost dazzling light of the moon puts the figure in near-silhouette.

Detail

Good articles at Wikipedia: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Heian period

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101156 (10-1156 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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The universe
© Kagaya

The universe (Kagaya)

Sunrise on earth, surrounded by the other planets and other wonders from deep space...

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101157 (10-1157 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Celestial world
© Kagaya

Celestial world (Kagaya)

A depiction of all the constellations of the sky, in Kagaya's usual vivid style. Each constellation is given its astronomical Latin name on the puzzle, and there is a key to the Japanese names on the back of the box.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101172 (10-1172 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Vega, princess of weaving
© Kagaya

Vega, princess of weaving (Kagaya)

This is Orihime, the princess of weaving, who from ancient Chinese legend is one of the brightest stars in the sky, and is sadly separated from her two children and their father by the river we call the Milky Way — this love story is the origin of the Tanabata festival. Though Chinese and Western myths are of course generally independent, the ancients saw the same sky and the same stars, so it is easy to identify her as the star we call Vega (a name with an Arabic origin, by the way: remember that the ancient Arab astronomers were part of the civilisation of the West).

Kagaya portrays her at work, weaving an iridescent fabric under the silvery moon...

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101173 (10-1173 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Aries
© Kagaya

Aries (Kagaya)

The constellation Aries — also known as the Ram in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101183 (10-1183 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Taurus
© Kagaya

Taurus (Kagaya)

The constellation Taurus — also known as the Bull in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101184 (10-1184 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Gemini
© Kagaya

Gemini (Kagaya)

The constellation Gemini — also known as the Twins in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101185 (10-1185 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Cancer
© Kagaya

Cancer (Kagaya)

The constellation Cancer — also known as the Crab in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101186 (10-1186 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Leo
© Kagaya

Leo (Kagaya)

The constellation Leo — also known as the Lion in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101187 (10-1187 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Virgo
© Kagaya

Virgo (Kagaya)

The constellation Virgo — also known as the Virgin in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101188 (10-1188 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Libra
© Kagaya

Libra (Kagaya)

The constellation Libra — also known as the Scales in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101189 (10-1189 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Scorpius
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Scorpius (Kagaya)

The constellation Scorpius is also known as the astrological sign Scorpio — or "scorpion" in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101190 (10-1190 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Sagittarius
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Sagittarius (Kagaya)

The constellation Sagittarius — also known as the Archer in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101191 (10-1191 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Capricornus
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Capricornus (Kagaya)

The constellation Capricornus is also known as the astrological sign Capricorn — or "sea-goat" in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101192 (10-1192 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Aquarius
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Aquarius (Kagaya)

The constellation Aquarius — also known as the Water Bearer in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101193 (10-1193 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Pisces
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Pisces (Kagaya)

The constellation Pisces — also known as the Fishes in English.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Not available
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101194 (10-1194 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Virgo
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Virgo (old version) (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10529 (10-529 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Libra
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Libra (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10624 (10-624 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Pisces
© Hoshi-no-techo / Kagaya

Pisces (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10658 (10-658 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Gemini
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Gemini (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10682 (10-682 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Capricorn
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Capricorn (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10790 (10-790 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Cancer
© Hoshi-no-techo / Kagaya

Cancer (old version) (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10811 (10-811 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Starlight Fantasy
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Starlight Fantasy (non-hexachrome) (Kagaya)

Kagaya's rendering of the traditional signs of the zodiac - truly a starlit fantasy.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y10847 (10-847 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Leo
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Leo (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10848 (10-848 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Aquarius
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Aquarius (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10853 (10-853 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Aries
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Aries (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10854 (10-854 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Sagittarius
© Hoshi-no-techo / Kagaya

Sagittarius (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10872 (10-872 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Scorpio
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Scorpio (Kagaya)

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y10873 (10-873 on box)
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The Southern Cross
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Southern Cross (Kagaya)

Kagaya's portrayal of the Southern Cross, one of the stations visited on the fantasy journey in Ginga tetsudô no yoru by Miyazawa Kenji, probably best known in the West from the anime film "Night on the Galactic Railroad." Kagaya's image makes it reminiscent of a Christian cross, but in the story this is the small constellation of the southern hemisphere, properly known as Crux.

Wikipedia article on Miyazawa Kenji, Japan's much-loved poet and author of children's literature

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y10993 (10-993 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Starry Tales
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Starry Tales (Kagaya)

Although this puzzle is titled simpled Starry Tales, the figure is clearly recognisable as Libra, carrying the scales of justice. In the background we see classical allusions: a winged horse, and a Greek temple.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

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Code: Y1229 (12-29 on box)
Retail price ¥2400

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540 pieces

Treasure earth (Kagaya)

* This is a spherical puzzle.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 540 pieces; 23 x 23 cm (9" x 9")
Code: YS054106 (2054-106 on box)
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500 pieces

Starry evening
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Starry evening (Kagaya)

"To gaze in wonderment at the starlit sky..."

From the verandah of a tatami room, a young girl with a fan gazes out at the rather fantastic cloud formations of an evening sky. The mosquito coil burning in the foreground reminds us she is enjoying the respite from the heat of the day.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05810 (05-810 on box)
Retail price ¥2200

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Luna Garden
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Luna Garden (Kagaya)

"To gaze in wonderment at the starlit sky..."

This is from the Hoshi-biyori (starry sky) series, in which Kagaya portrays the simple beauty of the night sky. The moon hangs large as a thin crescent, and shows some fine detail in its crater-studded surface.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05811 (05-811 on box)
Retail price ¥2200

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Starry night
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Starry night (Kagaya)

"To gaze in wonderment at the starlit sky..."

From the Hoshi-biyori (starry sky) series - the young girl gazes up at Orion (these are real stars!) which the snowmouse sits passively under the holly twig from which its eyes and ears were formed.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05819 (05-819 on box)
Retail price ¥2200

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Starry blossom
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Starry blossom (Kagaya)

"To gaze in wonderment at the starlit sky..."

This is from the Hoshi-biyori (starry sky) series. For a precious few days in the spring, the night sky is filled with fluttering cherry petals from rows of trees like this.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05820 (05-820 on box)
Retail price ¥2200

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Aries
© Kagaya

Aries (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05843 (05-843 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Taurus
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Taurus (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05844 (05-844 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Gemini
© Kagaya

Gemini (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05845 (05-845 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Cancer
© Kagaya

Cancer (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05846 (05-846 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Leo
© Kagaya

Leo (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05847 (05-847 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Virgo
© Kagaya

Virgo (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05848 (05-848 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Libra
© Kagaya

Libra (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05849 (05-849 on box)
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Scorpio
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Scorpio (Kagaya)

The zodiac sign is usually known as Scorpio, but on the puzzle Kagaya writes the Latin form "Scorpius", which appears to be more widely used in astronomical circles.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05850 (05-850 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Sagittarius
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Sagittarius (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05851 (05-851 on box)
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Capricorn
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Capricorn (Kagaya)

The zodiac sign is usually known as Capricorn, but on the puzzle Kagaya writes the Latin form "Capricornus", which appears to be more widely used in astronomical circles.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05852 (05-852 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Aquarius
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Aquarius (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05853 (05-853 on box)
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Pisces
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Pisces (Kagaya)

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05854 (05-854 on box)
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Phoenix, eternal wings
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Phoenix, eternal wings (Kagaya)

Kagaya's phoenix sports a long incandescent tail, soaring towards the moon over a magical river.

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05870 (05-870 on box)
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Artemis, goddess of the moon
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Artemis, goddess of the moon (Kagaya)

Artemis is also the Greek goddess of the hunt - and here she draws her bow exactly to the rim of the moon...

Detail

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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Code: Y05873 (05-873 on box)
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Fantasy railroad in autumn
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Fantasy railroad in autumn (Kagaya)

A portrayal of one of the best-known works of fantasy fiction by Miyazawa Kenji, Japan's much-loved poet and author of children's literature. The original title is Ginga tetsudô no yoru, probably best known in the West from the anime film "Night on the Galactic Railroad" (but there are many variations on this translation).

Kagaya portrays the train in earthbound mode, yet in a surreal setting.

Wikipedia article on Miyazawa Kenji

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This puzzle has micro pieces

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Andromeda (Kagaya)

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