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Some fun puzzles from Japanese artists: there are lots of things going on in different parts of the puzzle, so there will be no "boring" bits.

Tanaka Naoki

Born in Tokyo in 1957, Tanaka graduated from Musashino Art University, and has achieved considerable success as an illustrator. His series of omnibus portrayals of famous sights has been widely adopted for use in jigsaw puzzles produced both in Japan and elsewhere: these are lively images, bending perspective at will to capture the essence of a location.

Naoki is his given name.

Sights of Tokyo
© Naoki Tanaka
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1000: Sights of Tokyo (Tanaka)

Tokyo has its share of landmarks — the historic red-brick station features prominently, and the scene is crowded with other buildings, ancient and modern. Of course there is also Mount Fuji in the distance.

The latest version of this picture (2013) is updated to show the roof of Tokyo station now restored to its original glory.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61367 (61-367 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.81 £21.28)
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Sights of Tokyo
© Naoki Tanaka
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300: Sights of Tokyo (Tanaka)

Tokyo has its share of landmarks — the historic red-brick station features prominently, and the scene is crowded with other buildings, ancient and modern. Of course there is also Mount Fuji in the distance.

This is the latest version of this picture, updated to show the roof of Tokyo station which in 2013 was finally restored to its original glory.

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A Beverly puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: B63259 (63-259 on box)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.08 €11.11 £9.93)
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Shinji Yamamoto

Born in Kyushu in 1980, Shinji Yamamoto graduated from the Nihon University College of Art, and immediately began a career as a commercial illustrator.

Haunted party
© Shinji Yamamoto

1000: Haunted party (Yamamoto)

Lots of crazy fun and frightening going on in front of the haunted mansion...

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

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B31427 (31-427 on box)
Retail price ¥3300 (approx. US$30.84 €26.19 £23.40)
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Jungle night cruise
© Shinji Yamamoto

1000: Jungle night cruise (Yamamoto)

Night in the jungle, but it's well enogh lit that we see lots of jolly pink hippos among the many many other animals.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61407 (61-407 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.81 £21.28)
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Hunter village
© Shinji Yamamoto

300: Hunter village (Yamamoto)

A scene from the story book, The Adventures of Pick and Nick, a tribal village with the Capocopo Festival in full swing...

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A Beverly puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: B63229 (63-229 on box)
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More artists

Tokyo landmarks
© Takashi Yamasaki
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1000: Tokyo landmarks (Yamasaki)

A jolly, and curiously bendy portrayal of all the well-known landmarks of Tokyo, old and new.

Born in Osaka, Yamasaki attended Osaka University of Arts. After graduating in 1979 he worked for a technical illustration studio before becoming a freelance artist in 1984.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11470 (11-470 on box)
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Japan landmarks
© Takashi Yamasaki

1000: Japan landmarks (Yamasaki)

Landmarks from all across the Japanese archipelago in the artist's inimitable "bendy" style...

Born in Osaka, Yamasaki attended Osaka University of Arts. After graduating in 1979 he worked for a technical illustration studio before becoming a freelance artist in 1984.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11493 (11-493 on box)
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Shibuya landmarks
© Takashi Yamasaki
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300: Shibuya landmarks (Yamasaki)

The artist's inimitable "bendy" style this time portrays Shibuya, the classic "young" area of Tokyo.

Born in Osaka, Yamasaki attended Osaka University of Arts. After graduating in 1979 he worked for a technical illustration studio before becoming a freelance artist in 1984.

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An Apollo puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P48721 (48-721 on box)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.08 €11.11 £9.93)
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Deleted puzzles

For reference: you can view all the puzzles that have gone out of print by artists: Tanaka and Yamamoto.