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Kimonos by Morita Haruyo

On this page: Dance series - Other puzzles - About the artist

See also: Main Haruyo page - Page 3 ("Colours" series) - Page 4 (Floral series) - Browse all Haruyo puzzles

Dance series


Haruyo's portrayals of famous dances. This series appeared from August 2007, first in 1500 small pieces (same dimensions as the standard 1000-piece size for previous Haruyo puzzles), and later in other sizes.

© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1053: Agemaki

Agemaki is the courtesan in the classic kabuki play Sukeroku yukari no Edo zakura, a story of her suicide pact with her lover Sukeroku. Here Haruyo portrays her in gorgeous pose on her ornate multi-layered kimono.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: P49703 (49-703 on box)
Retail price ¥2300 (approx. US$21.10 €17.56 £15.65)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.50 €4.58 £4.08)
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More dancers and other figures

1000 pieces

Dance of a hundred flowers
© Haruyo

1000: Dance of a hundred flowers

The flamboyant dancer wears a kimono black with ornate decoration, nicely setting off Haruyo's floral background.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11436 (11-436 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$27.52 €22.90 £20.41)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$11.01 €9.16 £8.16)
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Morita Haruyo


Haruyo: signature and seal

The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Other kimono puzzles

We now have the complete Haruyo catalog in stock, except for the slight delay in getting the latest displayed on the website.

See also: Kaname kimono collection

Deleted puzzles

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