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Deleted puzzles by artist Harai Kayomi

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).

2542 pieces

Descent of the four gods
© Kayomi

Descent of the four gods (Kayomi)

A typical Kayomi version of the four protector gods, the white tiger and blue dragon to west and east, the vivid red Suzaku bird in the south, and the Genbu the entwined snake/turtle to the north. A particularly striking silver snake, perhaps reminding us that this year (2013) is the Year of the Snake.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E75021 (75-021 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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2016 pieces

Fuji owls
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Fuji owls (Kayomi)

A pair of bright-eyed owls perch on a pine branch, with the auspicious Mount Fuji in the background. The owl is perhaps universally revered for its wisdom, but in Japanese tradition the owl is also associated with many other lucky properties, bringing monetary fortune, success in business and study, marital harmony and long life.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23055 (23-055 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Fuji and phoenix
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Fuji and phoenix (Kayomi)

A phoenix in dazzling colours, set against red Fuji in the background - a traditional composition, yet in Kayomi's distinctive "feathery" style of painting.

Detail

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23302 (23-302 on box)
Retail price ¥3600

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Dragon rising over Fuji
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Dragon rising over Fuji (Kayomi)

A very dramatic composition: the dragon looks fearsome, but is thought of as a lucky sign, rising through the auspicious purple cloud above Mount Fuji in the distance.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E24107 (24-107 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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1900 pieces

Fire-breathing dragon and tiger
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Fire-breathing dragon and tiger (Kayomi)

The confrontation between traditional rivals the tiger and dragon, this time portrayed by Kayomi with the tiger standing firm on a rock, facing the dragon across a fiery sea.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* Combination of 1500 + 400 small-piece puzzles

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1900 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E17107 (17-107 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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1518 pieces

Dragon gorge
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Dragon gorge (Kayomi)

Where do dragons come from? There is a gorge called Longmen ("Dragon-gate") on the Yellow River that flows so fast it is said that any carp that managed to swim up it will turn itself into a dragon, the King of the scaly beasts.

This picture is ideally suited to the traditional vertical format. Two carp leap upward, while a confident dragon shows his mettle at the top. This seemingly impossible climb is used as a metaphor for achievement in the world—and there is further good fortune indicated by the combination of pine and carp. (More wordplay: this can be read shôri, which with different characters means "victory".)

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 34 x 102 cm (13" x 40")
Code: E18005 (18-005 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Tiger and dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Tiger and dragon (Kayomi)

The tiger and dragon snarl at each other, in this stylish "vertical panorama" — a format long used for traditional wall hangings. Although the title is just "Tiger and dragon" these are plainly the Chinese protector-gods, and the artist has added their Chinese names on the box: Qing-long, the blue dragon of the east, and Bai-hu, the white tiger of the west.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 34 x 102 cm (13" x 40")
Code: E18006 (18-006 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Golden tiger
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Golden tiger (Kayomi)

Kayomi makes the golden tiger a warm, almost cuddly, creature, yet he looks fierce enough...

This puzzle forms a pair with E18010, the Silver Tiger.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 34 x 102 cm (13" x 40")
Code: E18009 (18-009 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Dragon rising
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Dragon rising (Kayomi)

A writhing dragon positively radiates energy as it climbs the waterfall, just like the legendary carp turning into a dragon by swimming up the "Dragongate" gorge on the Yellow River. Dragons have been venerated since ancient time as harbingers of good fortune of all sorts.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 34 x 102 cm (13" x 40")
Code: E18020 (18-020 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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1500 pieces

White dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

White dragon (Kayomi)

The white dragon has rather friendly-looking blue eyes, though his claws are sharp enough. This puzzle will not be easy, as almost all of the pieces are one shade of blue or another.

When completed, this puzzle also forms a panorama image with E11202, "Blue dragon of the east," (but the pieces are different sizes).

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E14107 (14-107 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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Lucky tiger and dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Lucky tiger and dragon (Kayomi)

The traditional confrontation: a very real-looking and fierce tiger versus the mythical oriental dragon, with its snakelike body, huge claws, staring eyes, and twisty whiskers. All this over an angry sea - with a lot of grey pieces to make this puzzle a fair challenge.

Detail

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15024 (15-024 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Hawk, Fuji, and pine
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Hawk, Fuji, and pine (Kayomi)

The combination of hawk, pine, and Fuji is an auspicious one, the hawk a symbol of strength, the evergreen pine a sign of endurance, and the red Mount Fuji a sacred Shinto symbol. Kayomi's hawk almost fills the frame, and indeed looks a fearsome predator.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15058 (15-058 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Double dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Double dragon (Kayomi)

A pair of dragons make fearsome adversaries. But in Buddhist-inspired mythology, they are not seen as evil, rather as symbols of right. Here each dragon has one claw extended as if to fight, but in the other holds the wish-fulfilling jewel, or cintamani (in Sanskrit), of both Buddhist and Hindu tradition.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15059 (15-059 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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1000 pieces

White tiger of the west
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

White tiger of the west (Kayomi)

The white tiger, protector god of the west, looking suitably fierce, yet in Kayomi's characteristically soft style. The box includes the characters for 'West: white tiger', and the Chinese reading 'Bai-hu' for "White tiger."

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11201 (11-201 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Blue dragon of the east
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Blue dragon of the east (Kayomi)

The blue dragon, protector god of the east, shows his teeth, while his long long tail writhes into the distance among the lightning strikes. The box includes the characters for 'East: blue dragon', and the Chinese reading 'Qing-long' for "Blue dragon."

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11202 (11-202 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Golden dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Golden dragon (Kayomi)

The dragon is one of the four protecting gods, normally associated with the East and blue, but as the most senior of the four, when the gods are associated with the Five Elements, it moves to the centre, taking the associated colour yellow.

Kayomi portrays this dragon in warm colours, but flaming claws make it look ferocious enough...

The box includes the characters for 'Yellow dragon', and the Chinese reading 'Huang-long'. This puzzle can be combined with White tiger howl (code E11302) to make a 2000-piece panel.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle is cut to make pieces harder to find.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11301 (11-301 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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White tiger howl
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

White tiger howl (Kayomi)

The white tiger, one of the four protector gods, looking fierce in the moonlight. This puzzle can be combined with Golden dragon (code E11301) to make a 2000-piece panel; unusually, the tiger belongs on the right, because this is not the usual blue dragon of the east.

The box includes the Chinese reading 'Bai-hu' for "White tiger".

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle is cut to make pieces harder to find.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11302 (11-302 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Tiger in bamboo grove
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Tiger in bamboo grove (Kayomi)

A very fierce-looking tiger threads his way through the bamboo... Kayomi's warm style does not lack impact in this very naturalistic scene.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11346 (11-346 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Kirin
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Kirin (Kayomi)

Although kirin is the modern Japanese word for 'giraffe', it originally refers to a quite different mythical beast, here portrayed by Kayomi in her inimitable soft but vivid style.

This puzzle forms a pair with E11374, the Phoenix.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11373 (11-373 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Phoenix
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Phoenix (Kayomi)

Kayomi gives the phoenix a splendid appearance...

This puzzle forms a pair with E11373, the Kirin.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11374 (11-374 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Silver dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Silver dragon (Kayomi)

The classic dragon pose and features (particularly the pair of long wavy whiskers) — and this fine specimen also clutches the symbolic Chintamani Stone, or "treasure ball".

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11379 (11-379 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Dragons of five colours
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Dragons of five colours (Kayomi)

This challenging puzzle includes no less than five of Kayomi's fluffy but fierce dragons. Five is the number of ancient Chinese elements, which are associated with the cardinal directions (including "centre"), and also with colours. So the central yellow dragon symbolises imperial authority, and manifests rank by having five claws and holding the magic ball. Around the four corners are the four protectorate dragons: Black to the north, Blue to the east, Red to the south, and White to the west. (These also match with the colours of the four protectorate gods.)

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Not available
Discontinued July 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11386 (11-386 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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White lion roar
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

White lion roar (Kayomi)

His huge mane highlighted by the sun, this white lion roars and breathes fire. Fearsome, yet with the typical Kayomi softening.

The box includes the legend "Bai-shizi", which is the Chinese (pinyin) reading of the characters for "White lion".

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued February 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11404 (11-404 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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450 pieces

Lucky tiger and dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Lucky tiger and dragon (Kayomi)

The traditional confrontation: a very real-looking and fierce tiger versus the mythical oriental dragon, with its snakelike body, huge claws, staring eyes, and twisty whiskers. All this over an angry sea - with a lot of grey pieces to make this puzzle a fair challenge.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E08001 (08-001 on box)
Retail price ¥1400

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Hawk, Fuji, and pine
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Hawk, Fuji, and pine (Kayomi)

The combination of hawk, pine, and Fuji is an auspicious one, the hawk a symbol of strength, the evergreen pine a sign of endurance, and the red Mount Fuji a sacred Shinto symbol. Kayomi's hawk almost fills the frame, and indeed looks a fearsome predator.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* This puzzle has the same image printed on both sides.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued March 2017
An Apollo puzzle: 450 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P44704 (44-704 on box)
Retail price ¥2000

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420 pieces

Golden tiger
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Golden tiger (Kayomi)

Kayomi makes the golden tiger a warm, almost cuddly, creature, yet he looks fierce enough...

This puzzle forms a pair with E52110, the Silver Tiger.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued 2016
An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52109 (52-109 on box)
Retail price ¥1800

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Silver tiger
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

Silver tiger (Kayomi)

The silver tiger takes an aggressive stance under the silvery moon...

This puzzle forms a pair with E52109, the Golden Tiger.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued May 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52110 (52-110 on box)
Retail price ¥1800

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