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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Scroll puzzles

There is a rich tradition in Japan, as well as other parts of east Asia, of scroll paintings: vertical hanging pictures, which can be rolled up for storage. And now we have a selection of puzzles in this format! The usual format for a puzzle is either landscape or portrait, with the sides in the ratio of 3:2 or thereabouts; there have always been some panorama puzzles with an aspect ratio around 3:1, but very few in the vertical aspect. (And it was a struggle to think of a more appropriate name than "vertical panorama"!)

Sunset waltz (Beauty and the Beast)
© Disney

456: Sunset waltz (Beauty and the Beast) (Gonzalez)

In front of the classic Disney castle...

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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

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A Tenyo puzzle: 456 pieces; 19 x 56 cm (7" x 22")
Code: TDSG04709 (DSG-456-709 on box)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$20.75 €17.19 £15.17)
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Crane and turtle
© Haruyo

420: Crane and turtle (Haruyo)

This "scroll" puzzle combines the separate "crane" and "turtle" figures in this series with a background of plum blossoms.

The crane and turtle are both traditional auspicious symbols of happiness and longevity. It is said that if a crane lives to be 1000, a turtle lives to be 10,000.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52130 (52-130 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.98 €14.06 £12.41)
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Spring

420: Spring (Mucha)

From the set of four "Seasons" paintings, this is Mucha's interpretation of Spring as a female figure in the flowing and elegant style for which he is famous.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52708 (52-708 on box)
Retail price ¥1500 (approx. US$14.15 €11.72 £10.34)
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Artists' alley
© Teppei Sasakura/Art Terrace

420: Artists' alley (Teppei)

This quaint little alley is in the mediaeval town of St. Paul de Vence, in the south of France, which has become a hideaway for artists and art enthusiasts.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52512 (52-512 on box)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$20.75 €17.19 £15.17)
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Getreidegasse
© Teppei Sasakura/Art Terrace

420: Getreidegasse (Teppei)

A view along the busy shopping street in the old part of Salzburg, Austria. Mozart was born at number 9, Getreidegasse.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52511 (52-511 on box)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$20.75 €17.19 £15.17)
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Tokyo tower lit up
© Epoch
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420: Tokyo tower lit up

Tokyo Tower at night. At 333 m tall the tower, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2008, dominates the skyline.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52105 (52-105 on box)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$16.98 €14.06 £12.41)
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