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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

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Deleted puzzles by artist Hideki Yoshioka

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).

1000 pieces

Mykonos Resort
© Hideki Yoshioka

Mykonos Resort (Yoshioka)

The original title is "Resort Mansion in Mikonos", somewhat obscure because this is the Japanese usage of "Mansion" to mean (in this case) "holiday apartments." Each "room" features a number of cute characters in front of it, with a caption in Anglo-Japanese: some of the words are Japanese ('buta', for example, is 'pig'), others are English, but the grammar is Japanese (no plurals to be seen). One curiosity is the expression "Love2", pronounced raburabu; for example "Love2 rabbit" means approximately "Rabbits in love".

The location, of course, is the Greek island - it seems that 'Mykonos' is the usual spelling.

Detail

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11110 (11-110 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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Happy aquarium
© Hideki Yoshioka

Happy aquarium (Yoshioka)

Yoshioka's cute feline characters enjoy a visit to the aquarium, though perhaps their curiosity is more gastronomical than biological.

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This is a "Glow-in-the-dark" puzzle.

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

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

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13221 (13-221 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

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500 pieces

Castle wedding
© Hideki Yoshioka

Castle wedding (Yoshioka)

A grand setting for a wedding! The guests are busy enjoying themselves, while in the stars Aquarius and Libra look on...

Detail

This is a "Glow-in-the-dark" puzzle.

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: E07449 (07-449S on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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Hero's Condominium
© Hideki Yoshioka

Hero's Condominium (Yoshioka)

Each room in this building is occupied by a different "Hero" - an eclectic mix, from Archimedes to the Beatles and Cleopatra.

Detail

This is a "Glow-in-the-dark" puzzle.

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E07450 (07-450S on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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300 pieces

Merry-go-round
© Hideki Yoshioka

Merry-go-round (Yoshioka)

The hollow tree (those fruit look like cherries?) provides a fanciful merry-go-round for these rabbit characters.

This is a "Glow-in-the-dark" puzzle.

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E28006 (28-006S on box)
Retail price ¥1800

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Wedding chapel
© Hideki Yoshioka

Wedding chapel (Yoshioka)

The happy couple have just emerged from this fantasy wedding chapel, with celebrating guests all around them (including on the roof!)

Detail

This is a "Glow-in-the-dark" puzzle.

Born in 1956, Hideki Yoshioka is an airbrush artist who has had a successful career in fantasy illustration. Yoshioka is his family name.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E28007 (28-007S on box)
Retail price ¥1800

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