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Deleted puzzles by artist Hajime Okamoto

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

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Lucky luck cats!
© Hajime Okamoto

Lucky luck cats! (Okamoto)

A jovial collection of maneki neko, the cats that beckon good fortune — and presumably the more cats, the more fortune they can bring! Cats are a speciality of Okamoto's inimitable style, but they are also accompanied by a number of Daruma dolls and luck red snapper fish.

Born in Osaka in 1942, Hajime Okamoto is an artist with a distinctive and very jolly style, who specialises in cats — particularly the beckoning bringers of good fortune.

He signs his paintings with a seal, and a stylised form of his name in Roman letters (with his family name last).

Permanently unavailable
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61302 (61-302 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Lucky Daruma
© Hajime Okamoto

Lucky Daruma (Okamoto)

The popular good-luck doll, the Daruma, with lots of variations in typical Okamoto style, and a row of lucky cats (maneki-neko) for good measure. Although originally said to be based on a Buddhist monk called Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, this character has become a part of popular culture.

Wikipedia article on Daruma

Born in Osaka in 1942, Hajime Okamoto is an artist with a distinctive and very jolly style, who specialises in cats — particularly the beckoning bringers of good fortune.

He signs his paintings with a seal, and a stylised form of his name in Roman letters (with his family name last).

Permanently unavailable
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61334 (61-334 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Cat luck!
© Hajime Okamoto

Cat luck! (Okamoto)

Okamoto's favourite subject: seven lucky cats, bearing (symbolic!) treasure, with Mount Fuji in the background, and sho-chiku-bai, the auspicious combination of pine, bamboo and plum.

The legend reads (in free translation): "Lots of laughter brings good fortune"

Born in Osaka in 1942, Hajime Okamoto is an artist with a distinctive and very jolly style, who specialises in cats — particularly the beckoning bringers of good fortune.

He signs his paintings with a seal, and a stylised form of his name in Roman letters (with his family name last).

Permanently unavailable
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61335 (61-335 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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