© Hiroyuki Suwahara
The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi-fuku-jin) have left their treasure boat, and assembled for a group photo, with Mount Fuji conveniently in the background. Suwahara makes them all look exceedingly jolly - here's the lineup:
Top row, left to right:
Bishamonten, Indian god of war and treasure -
Benzaiten, Indian goddess of the arts -
Jurojin, Chinese god of longevity
Front row, left to right:
Fukurokuju, Chinese god of wisdom -
Daikokuten, Indian (Mahakala) god of five cereals -
Ebisu, Japanese god of commerce -
Hotei, Chinese god of happiness
Born in Ibaraki, in 1969, Suwahara embarked on a career as a freeleance illustrator in 1996. He has specialised in historical figures, especially from the Three Kingdoms story, and brings a very modern technique to some traditional themes.
Suwahara is his family name.
This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.
A Beverly puzzle: 2000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: BS62501 (S62-501 on box)
Retail price ¥3000
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