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Cherry blossom

"Is it a cloud or is it mist? The fragrance tells all." Or so the old song says. Late March is when newspapers in Japan publish a map of the "sakura front", the line indicating the spread of full-bloom across the country. Here's a selection of views of one of Japan's best-loved symbols.

On this page: 2016 pieces - 1000 pieces - 300 pieces

1000 pieces

Fuji in spring
© Tagami Akira
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Fuji in spring

Mount Fuji in its spring coat through a mass of cherry blossom makes for a challenging puzzle!

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10741 (10-741 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$23.58 €19.53 £17.24)
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Fuji with pagoda
© Epoch
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Fuji with pagoda

The most sought after view of Fuji, from the park including this five-storied pagoda to the north-east of the mountain.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10787 (10-787 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$23.58 €19.53 £17.24)
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Himeji Castle
© Beverly
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Himeji Castle

One of the best-restored castles in Japan, Himeji Castle is also known as "White Heron Castle." Here a boatload of tourists make their way along the moat.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B51213 (51-213 on box)
Retail price ¥2800 (approx. US$26.42 €21.88 £19.31)
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Himeji castle
© Amanaimages
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Himeji castle

Famous as the best-preserved example of Japanese castle building, the historical origins of Himeji castle are said to date back to the building of a fort in 1333. From a supposed resemblance to the outstretched wings of a bird, it is also known as "White Heron Castle."

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10796 (10-796 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$23.58 €19.53 £17.24)
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600 pieces

Shirakawa cherry blossom
© Yoshikazu Onishi
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Shirakawa cherry blossom

Cherry blossom by a country cottage in the traditional style of the Japan Alps (in the famous preserved village of Shirakawa-go).

* 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: P47202 (47-202 on box)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$15.09 €12.50 £11.03)
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500 pieces

Sanneizaka
© Epoch
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Sanneizaka

In a quaint corner of Kyoto, these steps are part of the passage called Sanneizaka. There are various theories for the origin of the name, but the most prominent one (based on the characters used to write the name today) is that it refers to a prayer for safe childbirth.

The cherry blossoms and traditional roof tiles provide an exquisite combination of textures for this puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: E05098 (05-098 on box)
Normally ¥1600 - special offer 8% off: ¥1472 (approx. US$13.89 €11.50 £10.15)
Shipping from ¥800 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$7.55 €6.25 £5.52)
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Fuji with pagoda
© Amanaimages
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Fuji with pagoda

The most sought after view of Fuji, from the park including this five-storied pagoda to the north-east of the mountain.

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E05110 (05-110 on box)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$15.09 €12.50 £11.03)
Shipping from ¥700 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$6.60 €5.47 £4.83)
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420 pieces

Mount fuji with bullet train
© Epoch
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Mount fuji with bullet train

The iconic shot of modern Japan: the "bullet train" (Shinkansen) passing below Mount Fuji. This is the N700, the version introduced in 2007, cutting the journey time between Tokyo and Osaka to under two-and-a-half hours.

* 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: E52144 (52-144 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.98 €14.06 £12.41)
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Art puzzles

A wide variety of the artists in our collection have puzzles featuring cherry blossom: Thumbnails of all cherry blossom art puzzles

Deleted puzzles

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

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