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Dragon vs. tiger
© Ozuma Kaname

2000: Dragon vs. tiger (Kaname)

The tiger, symbol of fire, and the dragon, symbol of water, are often portrayed as adversaries, representing the heaven-earth or ying-yang dichotomy.

Note that the tiger is quite naturalistic, whereas the dragon is an entirely mythical beast, and more like a snake with legs and horns than the giant lizard form of Western dragon.


This puzzle is also available in 1000 pieces (code A10311).

The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.

Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.

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An Appleone puzzle: 2000 pieces; 102 x 73 cm (40" x 29")
Code: A20047 (2000-047 on box)
Retail price ¥5800

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