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Treasure boat
© Youseki Miki

1000: Treasure boat (Youseki)

The usual seven gods aboard their treasure boat, but with many distinctive Youseki touches: three prominent Jizō statues, for a start. The banner is inscribed 開運招福 (kaiun-shōfuku), which translates roughly as "May fortune smile upon you!"

Born in Kyushu in 1966, Youseki Miki studied calligraphy, and after graduating from university embarked on a career as a commercial designer. He has developed a distinctive style of illustrated calligraphy with a contemporary, jovial touch. He writes his adopted brush name Youseki with nonstandard romanisation, to be read as the English word "you" plus "seki". (Miki is his family name, and his real name is Izuru.)

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued June 2017
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 49 x 72 cm (19" x 28")
Code: B61377 (61-377 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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