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Shirakawa springtime
© Yoshida Keiji
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1000: Shirakawa springtime (Keiji)

A springtime view of Shirakawa, the well-preserved village in the northern Alps, where the houses were built for extended families of up to forty people. Watercourses weave among the houses to supply the paddy fields.

Born in 1930, in Gifu Prefecture, Yoshida Keiji graduated in 1952 from what is now the Tokyo University of the Arts, and trained as an architect. He was a joint founder of Rengousekkeisha Ichigaya Architects in Tokyo, and in addition has held academic appointments and written widely, particularly on wooden building construction and aspects of townscape. He is active in the movement to preserve the traditional Japanese townscape, which features in his many "travel sketches," together with views from wider travel around the world.

Yoshida is his family name.

* This puzzle is cut to make pieces harder to find.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11304 (11-304 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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