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Art by Fujishiro Seiji

"Fantasy in light and shade"

On this page: 500 pieces - 300 pieces - About the artist - Separate page for 1000 pieces

500 pieces

Moonlight reverberation
© Fujishiro Seiji

Moonlight reverberation

A lone elfin cellist sits in the moonbeam...

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An Appleone puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: A05241 (500-241 on box)
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300 pieces

The cat and the kotatsu
© Fujishiro Seiji

Cats on the kotatsu

Essential for getting through the severe winters of Japan's mountainous regions, the kotatsu is a kind of heated table, with a quilt to contain the feet. It's not surprising that the cats love it!

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03147 (300-147 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.67 €14.88 £12.95)
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Elfin paradise
© Fujishiro Seiji

Elfin paradise

A very musical paradise! The chorus of pipers is supported by a number of pianos and harps scattered among the trees.

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03216 (300-216 on box)
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The bridge of dreams
© Fujishiro Seiji

The bridge of dreams

There's a northern European feel to this town, but of course the story told is pure Fujishiro fantasy...

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03217 (300-217 on box)
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The elfin band
© Fujishiro Seiji

The elfin band

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

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03239 (300-239 on box)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.52 €16.53 £14.39)
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The joy of living
© Fujishiro Seiji

The joy of living

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

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03240 (300-240 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: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03257 (300-257 on box)
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Filligree fireworks
© Fujishiro Seiji

Filligree fireworks

These are a special type of hand-held firework, a gentle sparkler that emits a fine tracery of orange sparks...

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03146 (300-146 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.67 €14.88 £12.95)
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Alice's heart
© Fujishiro Seiji

Alice's heart

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03199 (300-199 on box)
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Lavender dreams
© Fujishiro Seiji

Lavender dreams

Windmills among the lavender fields...

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03137 (300-137 on box)
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Three-piano nostalgia
© Fujishiro Seiji

Three-piano nostalgia

Perhaps the Russian Romantics? The pianos are all decorated with the onion towers that are a symbol of a Czarist past...

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: A03293 (300-293 on box)
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Fledgling ponies in light and shade
© Fujishiro Seiji

Fledgling ponies in light and shade

Ponies leave the nest in a huge tree; could the modern buildings in the background be a school?

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03294 (300-294 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.

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