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Morita Haruyo

On this page: Colours series - About the artist

See also: Main Haruyo page - Page 2 (Dance series and other figures) - Page 4 (Floral series) - Browse all Haruyo puzzles

Colours series

The gorgeous "colours" series - violet, gold, cherry, green, blue, white, and scarlet - appeared over 18 months, from mid-2004 to 2005, the initial 1000-piece versions followed by a selection in other sizes.

Some of the original series (matching the colours on the fan) have been discontinued, but much later additions — yellow and black — have also appeared.

Scarlet
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1000: Scarlet

A classic geisha pose - the model playfully shows off the ornate furisode sleeves of her kimono, against the background of a sumptuous red peony design. The original title, hien, is a rather fanciful word that might be translated "voluptuous scarlet."

Detail
In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11173 (11-173 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$30.30 €22.39 £17.96)
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Scarlet
© Haruyo

450: Scarlet

A classic geisha pose - the model playfully shows off the ornate furisode sleeves of her kimono, against the background of a sumptuous red peony design. The original title, hien, is a rather fanciful word that might be translated "voluptuous scarlet."

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* The picture on the box has a number of "mistakes", slight differences from the puzzle.

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: P44504 (44-504 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$18.18 €13.43 £10.78)
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Lustrous white
© Haruyo

450: Lustrous white

This young bride has a modest enough pose, but her wedding kimono is luxuriant - diaphanous, a tinge of pale green, with a pattern of white cranes. Over the plum blossoms in the background, a pair of golden cranes bring good fortune.

Original title: Kihaku.

Note: The colours in this image are very delicate, and the original printed version looks much better than an image on the screen!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E08042 (08-042 on box)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$14.14 €10.45 £8.38)
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Dream purple
© Haruyo

2016: Dream purple

We instantly realise from the ankle-length hair that this character is from the Heian period, a thousand years ago, and an era of cultural flowering and incredibly ornate costumes. She reads a long, long letter, probably in the form of a poem, perhaps from a distant lover.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23314 (23-314 on box)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$36.36 €26.87 £21.56)
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Morita Haruyo

Signature

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.

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