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Art by Fujishiro Seiji

"Fantasy in light and shade"

On this page: 1000 pieces - About the artist - Separate page for smaller puzzles

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After the rain, let the music reign
© Fujishiro Seiji

After the rain, let the music reign

There's something northern European about the setting (shades of van Goch somehow), but the title and characters are pure Fujishiro.

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

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

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10427 (1000-427 on box)
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The fountains of love
© Fujishiro Seiji

The fountains of love

Musicians and dancers are all elegantly dressed for this exuberant display...

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10496 (1000-496 on box)
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Rocking horse dream
© Fujishiro Seiji

Rocking horse dream

Horses from the central merry-go-round reach for the sky!

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10255 (1000-255 on box)
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White piano in the wind
© Fujishiro Seiji

White piano in the wind

The white piano has four (playerless) double basses one side, and four unicycles the other, plus rocking horses in the sky and all the usual Fujishiro fun...

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10653 (1000-653 on box)
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Phoenix reborn
© Seiji Fujishiro / Horipro

Phoenix reborn

A phoenix emerges from a dazzling firework display, while a lone dwarf piper stands in a boat on the river. A beautiful example of Fujishiro's work, but the large black areas will make it quite a challenge.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10697 (1000-697 on box)
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Rocking horse dream of the stars
© Fujishiro Seiji

Rocking horse dream of the stars

Rocking horses, accompanied–naturally–by grand pianos, as trains sail through the starry sky...

Detail

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10426 (1000-426 on box)
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The dwarfs and the pond lilies
© Seiji Fujishiro / Horipro

The dwarfs and the pond lilies

A simple scene — a wood plank walkway of a kind common in swamp areas in the mountains of Japan threads through a thicket of trees, the water beneath it full of restrained yet elegant mizubash┼Ź lilies, while Fujishiro's dwarfs play music overhead.

The plant mizubash┼Ź is not really a lily, and is apparently known in English as "Asian skunk cabbage" and you can look it up in Wikipedia under its Latin name of Lysichiton camtschatcensis. In fact there is no evidence that this plant has a foul smell, only that it is related to the Western skunk cabbage of North America.

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An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: A10696 (1000-696 on box)
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Fujishiro Seiji

Born in 1924, Fujishiro has had a long and productive career as an illustrator - producing many children's books, and creating his own brand of fantasy along the way. From an early involvement with shadow puppetry, he developed his own unique style: he calls these kage-e (literally "shadow pictures"), but his is a backlit world not of black and white (or grey), but of wonderful translucent colours, apparently made mostly from tissue paper.

He is still active at the age of 80, and his work has appeared all over the world, most recently (February 2005) in New York and Washington.

News item from February 2005

Here's a review of his show at the Japan Information and Culture Center in Washington DC: "Symphony of Light and Shadow" (from the Washington Post).

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Deleted puzzles

For reference: you can view all the Fujishiro puzzles that are out of print in the Attic.

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