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Kayo Horaguchi

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Art by Kayo Horaguchi

Fantastic figures and colours

The silhouettes in Kayo Horaguchi's images must remind us of Fujishiro's paper cutouts, but her style is really quite different, and even more unrestrained (if that is possible). The pictures are all collages, often difficult to parse at first sight, but as you explore them, details start to pop out all over the place. They will make great puzzles, because you can puzzle out the picture as you put it together!

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2542 pieces

Twixt night and morn
© Kayo Horaguchi

Twixt night and morn

There is a wide colour range in this puzzle, and lots of distinct textures, so it is probably at the easier end of the Horaguchi range of 2542-piece puzzles.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E76023 (76-023 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £28.26)
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Bittersweet thoughts
© Kayo Horaguchi

Bittersweet thoughts

Apart from the usual whimsical girls, swans and other animals, the themes in this puzzle are dominated by giraffes and lemons. Oh, and pineapples...

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2542 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E75032 (75-032 on box)
Retail price ¥3500 (approx. US$32.71 €27.56 £25.36)
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2016 pieces

Journey's end
© Kayo Horaguchi

Journey's end

Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, Moscow and more, memories from all over the world are here!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23081 (23-081 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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Window lights the shape of sugar cubes
© Kayo Horaguchi

Window lights the shape of sugar cubes

The usual cacophony of plants and animals, this puzzle particularly features cats, teapot carriages, and mushrooms.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23085 (23-085 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$12.15 €10.24 £9.42)
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2000 pieces

Let's explore Japan!
© Kayo Horaguchi

Let's explore Japan!

All of the famous sights of Japan can be found in this jolly cornucopia, even a glimpse of Hokusai's wave at the top!

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

Out of stock
Resupply date uncertain
An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E54205 (54-205 on box)
Retail price ¥2400 (approx. US$22.43 €18.90 £17.39)
Shipping from ¥900 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$8.41 €7.09 £6.52)
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1500 pieces

Let the party never end
© Kayo Horaguchi

Let the party never end

A Horaguchi party is going to be riotous fun, I should think, and I wonder who invited the giraffes and elephants?

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15077 (15-077 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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The days go round and round
© Kayo Horaguchi

The days go round and round

All the fun of the fair in this jolly Horaguchi compilation, a big wheel as the central attraction, being enjoyed by the many animal participants.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15079 (15-079 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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1053 pieces

Dreamtime merry-go-round
© Kayo Horaguchi

Dreamtime merry-go-round

A "cacophony of animals" forms a somewhat abstract merry-go-round!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

Not available
Discontinued August 2017
An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P49717 (49-717 on box)
Retail price ¥2300
Deepsea paradise
© Kayo Horaguchi

Deepsea paradise

The usual Horaguchi fun: animals, figures, chandeliers, and a few notes of music, in a riot of colour...

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 1053 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P47708 (47-708 on box)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.69 €15.75 £14.49)
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1000 pieces

Cinderella in blue
© Disney

Cinderella in blue

The classic fairy-tale of Cinderella given a Horaguchi touch: everything you would expect is here, from the pumpkin carriage and horses, the castle, and the slipper, to the ballroom stairs.

* Puzzle is made of a plastic material.

In stock
A Tenyo puzzle: 1000 pieces; 74 x 51 cm (29" x 20")
Code: TDP10026 (DP-1000-026 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £28.26)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$11.21 €9.45 £8.70)
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Rapunzel in purple
© Disney

Rapunzel in purple

Kayo Horaguchi's inimitable style applied to a western classic — the story of Rapunzel, the waxen-haired maiden in the tower.

* Crystal puzzle - made from translucent plastic, for a stained glass effect.

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A Tenyo puzzle: 1000 pieces; 74 x 51 cm (29" x 20")
Code: TDS10772 (DS-1000-772 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £28.26)
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The birthday party has begun
© Kayo Horaguchi

The birthday party has begun

The multi-tiered cake in the middle and the various "Happy Birthday" banners confirm the occasion, with the usual profusion of animals in attendance. But what are the cans of paint doing...?

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11541 (11-541 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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Finding treasure in the ocean kingdom
© Kayo Horaguchi

Finding treasure in the ocean kingdom

An exotic palace and a number of diving bears are among the less expected features, among the fish, coral, and other sea-life in this chaotic scene.

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

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E12046 (12-046 on box)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$33.64 €28.35 £26.09)
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A dozen tales
© Kayo Horaguchi

A dozen tales

Horaguchi's typically fanciful interpretation of the zodiac. Capricorn, the goat, for example, has a design based on "MILK 1%" cartons.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11484 (11-484 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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Cast my thoughts on the flow of colours
© Kayo Horaguchi

Cast my thoughts on the flow of colours

Really jolly bright colours all across this puzzle, so plenty of interest. The usual characters, young ladies and giraffes and so on, and some dalmatians in top hats. I am not sure, but I do not think that is a flying banana in the centre. But it might be.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11451 (11-451 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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One step out of the door
© Kayo Horaguchi

One step out of the door

The Eiffel Tower is among the many background items giving his puzzle a very European feeling — rabbits boat and ladies, camels, and poodles stroll along the waterfront...

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11474 (11-474 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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Afternoon moment
© Kayo Horaguchi

Afternoon moment

A pleasant afternoon chatting and shopping with friends is one of the essentials of happiness, says the artist. There are clothes to be seen in plenty, and some animals, parrots and a large dog, an old treadle sewing machine, and goodness! Are those penguins with shopping bags?

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11441 (11-441 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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A gentle light shines over you
© Kayo Horaguchi

A gentle sparkle to protect you

The usual cacophany of various animals including leggy ladies, and perhaps the figure on the right is a queen, who is picking some black fruits. Throughout the picture are the motifs of jewels and circled numbers...

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11515 (11-515 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
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Busy day in Cats' Kingdom
© Kayo Horaguchi

Busy day in Cats' Kingdom

A cacophany of cats, sitting on chairs, playing the saxophone, just being cats...

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E29202 (29-202 on box)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$20.56 €17.32 £15.94)
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On a sunny day...
© Kayo Horaguchi

On a sunny day...

Some favourite animals here: sheep, rhinos, giraffes, and so on. It must be washing day, as one of the sheep emerges from a washing machine, while clothes, cats, and umbrellas hang out to dry.

* This puzzle has a metallic foil finish.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13005 (13-005 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £28.26)
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600 pieces

Your town
© Kayo Horaguchi

A town for you

A fanciful "town", incorporating typical Horaguchi elements — wild animals, caged birds, elegant ladies, and castles.

This puzzle will be an interesting challenge, not least because of the hundred or so plain black pieces at the bottom!

Detail

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Apollo puzzle: 600 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: P49305 (49-305 on box)
Retail price ¥2100 (approx. US$19.63 €16.54 £15.22)
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500 pieces

To Wonderland?
© Kayo Horaguchi

To Wonderland?

A riotous jumble of elements, many familiar from the Alice story: the chessboard, playing cards, possibly a tea party in progress...

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E06038 (06-038 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.04 €23.62 £21.74)
Shipping from ¥700 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$6.54 €5.51 £5.07)
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420 pieces

Musical town
© Kayo Horaguchi

Musical town

The breeze wafts music across this jolly town, a place where people and animals can share a peaceful life.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 52 x 18 cm (20" x 7")
Code: E52146 (52-146 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.82 €14.17 £13.04)
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Magic of love
© Kayo Horaguchi

Magic of love

The boudoir — a place for a girl to admire her dresses, and herself of course!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 52 x 18 cm (20" x 7")
Code: E52154 (52-154 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.82 €14.17 £13.04)
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Kayo Horaguchi

Born in Tokyo, Kayo Horaguchi started her career as a clothing designer, and gained experience in textile design and graphic design in the fashion business, until going freelance in 2006 as an illustrator and artist.

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Deleted puzzles

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

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