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Zodiac Art by Kagaya

On this page: Starlight Fantasy - Individual signs (500/1000 pieces) - About the artist

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Starlight Fantasy - the complete Kagaya zodiac

Starlight Fantasy
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1000: Starlight Fantasy

Kagaya's rendering of the traditional signs of the zodiac - truly a starlit fantasy.

Detail

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

This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101110 (10-1110 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$39.00 €28.26 £23.35)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$12.00 €8.70 £7.19)
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The twelve signs

The zodiac series was originally issued over several years, in a 1000-piece glow-in-the-dark version. At the end of 2005 it was reissued in a 500-piece super-vivid hexachrome, glow-in-the-dark version, and the original 1000-piece versions gradually disappeared. In 2009 the 500-piece series was replaced by a new 1000-piece series, but this too is being discontinued (deleted from the 2013-14 catalog).

The new series does not bear the "Hexachrome" trademark (which would indicate licensing from Pantone), but the catalog says "Special printing", and these appear to be much closer to the richer colours of the 500-piece series than than the original 1000-piece version. There are some subtle editing differences: the cropping is slightly different (and in Cancer a sea-shell has been moved closer to the sea!).

We have also amended the titles for Scorpius and Capricornus to the artist's preference, to use the astronomical names for the constellations, rather than the names used for astrological signs: Scorpio and Capricorn.

We still have one or two of the 500-piece series.

Aries
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1000: Aries

The constellation Aries — also known as the Ram in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101183 (10-1183 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Aries
© Kagaya

500: Aries

Detail

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

This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05843 (05-843 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$25.00 €18.12 £14.97)
Shipping from ¥800 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$8.00 €5.80 £4.79)
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Taurus
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1000: Taurus

The constellation Taurus — also known as the Bull in English.

Detail

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101184 (10-1184 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$39.00 €28.26 £23.35)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$13.00 €9.42 £7.78)
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Gemini
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1000: Gemini

The constellation Gemini — also known as the Twins in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101185 (10-1185 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Cancer
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1000: Cancer

The constellation Cancer — also known as the Crab in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101186 (10-1186 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Leo
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1000: Leo

The constellation Leo — also known as the Lion in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101187 (10-1187 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Virgo
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1000: Virgo

The constellation Virgo — also known as the Virgin in English.

Detail

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101188 (10-1188 on box)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$39.00 €28.26 £23.35)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$13.00 €9.42 £7.78)
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Libra
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1000: Libra

The constellation Libra — also known as the Scales in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101189 (10-1189 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Scorpius
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1000: Scorpius

The constellation Scorpius is also known as the astrological sign Scorpio — or "scorpion" in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Not available
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101190 (10-1190 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Sagittarius
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1000: Sagittarius

The constellation Sagittarius — also known as the Archer in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101191 (10-1191 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Capricornus
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1000: Capricornus

The constellation Capricornus is also known as the astrological sign Capricorn — or "sea-goat" in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101192 (10-1192 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Aquarius
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1000: Aquarius

The constellation Aquarius — also known as the Water Bearer in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101193 (10-1193 on box)
Retail price ¥3900
Pisces
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1000: Pisces

The constellation Pisces — also known as the Fishes in English.

Detail

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

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: Y101194 (10-1194 on box)
Retail price ¥3900

Kagaya Yutaka

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

The Kagaya Studio site includes lots more information, including some in English.

He has been honoured by having an asteroid (no. 11949) named after him. It's a long way away, but only a few kilometres across, so you could walk round it in a day. (Here's the technical information)

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

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Deleted puzzles

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

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