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Deleted puzzles by artist Sasakura Teppei

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).

2016 pieces

Villefranche
© Teppei Sasakura

Villefranche (Teppei)

The seafront in the harbour of Villefranche, the historic town on the Mediterranean coast of France. Although this is an accurate representation of the buildings, the lighting and reflection combine to make a scene of fantasy.

Detail

Wikipedia article: Villefranche-sur-Mer

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23010 (23-010 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Star atlas
© Teppei Sasakura

Star atlas (Teppei)

A fantastic scene - the constellations in the sky include not only the stars, but also the characters they were seen to represent in ancient times - yet this is clearly recognisable as a view of the waterfront at Mykonos in the Greek islands.

Detail

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23011 (23-011 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Opal
© Teppei Sasakura

Opal (Teppei)

An Italian atmosphere to this vibrant scene, yet somehow it seems more fantasy than real. The original title is a transcription of the Italian form "Opale."

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23021 (23-021 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Caffé Bella Notte
© Teppei Sasakura

Caffè Bella Notte (Teppei)

A Mediterranean evening in full swing, the tiny square crammed with tables and diners. The title is taken from the cafe on the square, but there is no specific location. Southern Italy or a fantasy? Who knows...

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23022 (23-022 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Northern star atlas
© Teppei Sasakura

Northern star atlas (Teppei)

A fantastic scene - the constellations in the sky include not only the stars, but also the characters they were seen to represent in ancient times - yet this is clearly recognisable as a view of Salzburg in Austria, looking across the historic centre where Mozart was born, and with the castle overlooking from the right.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E27106 (27-106 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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2000 pieces

Portovenere
© Teppei Sasakura

Portovenere (Teppei)

An atmospheric evening view of the waterfront of this historic town in Liguria - at the eastern end of the Italian Riviera. Founded around two thousand years ago, it was named originally after the goddess Venus: this explains the original title Viinasu no minato, or "Port of Venus". There are some variations - the version on the box is "Porto Vénere" which also appears to be genuine.

Detail

Wikipedia article

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

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

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 102 x 73 cm (40" x 29")
Code: E22014 (22-014 on box)
Retail price ¥5800

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1518 pieces

Moonlight rhythm
© Teppei Sasakura/Art Terrace

Moonlight rhythm (Teppei)

A seafront bathed in moonlight, as the original title Gekkōyoku suggests... and we seem to be on a Greek island, perhaps Mykonos?

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 102 x 34 cm (40" x 13")
Code: E18007 (18-007 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Saint Tropez
© Teppei Sasakura

Saint Tropez (Teppei)

A typical Teppei study in reflections, this time the harbour at Saint Tropez on the French Riviera.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 102 x 34 cm (40" x 13")
Code: E18011 (18-011 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Honfleur
© Teppei Sasakura

Honfleur (Teppei)

The lively harbour in this town in Normandy, northern France, with the moon setting...

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 102 x 34 cm (40" x 13")
Code: E18012 (18-012 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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1500 pieces

Magic hour
© Teppei Sasakura

Magic hour (Teppei)

An amusement park by the seashore provides a wonderful display of light and reflection, contrasting with the peacefully seated viewers on the rocks.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E14106 (14-106 on box)
Retail price ¥3500

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1014 pieces

Plaza Major (left)
© Teppei Sasakura

Plaza Mayor (left) (Teppei)

The main square of an unknown town in Spain, full of comings and goings, and in Teppei's usual vibrant style.

Detail

This forms the left half of a panoramic view, together with puzzle E56012.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1014 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E56011 (56-011 on box)
Retail price ¥2000

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Plaza Major (right)
© Teppei Sasakura

Plaza Mayor (right) (Teppei)

The main square of an unknown town in Spain, full of comings and goings, and in Teppei's usual vibrant style.

Detail

This forms the right half of a panoramic view, together with puzzle E56011.

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1014 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E56012 (56-012 on box)
Retail price ¥2000

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1000 pieces

Star atlas
© Teppei Sasakura

Star atlas (Teppei)

A fantastic scene - the constellations in the sky include not only the stars, but also the characters they were seen to represent in ancient times - yet this is clearly recognisable as a view of the waterfront at Mykonos in the Greek islands.

Detail

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

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

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13212 (13-212 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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Northern star atlas
© Teppei Sasakura

Northern star atlas (Teppei)

A fantastic scene - the constellations in the sky include not only the stars, but also the characters they were seen to represent in ancient times - yet this is clearly recognisable as a view of Salzburg in Austria, looking across the historic centre where Mozart was born, and with the castle overlooking from the right.

Detail

Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1954, Teppei earned a degree in commercial design from Musashino Art University, to begin a successful career as an illustrator. He has also had many exhibitions of his own work, in which European scenes in particular are prominent.

Sasakura is his family name - he signs his pictures "Teppei S."

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

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13223 (13-223 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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