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Dance of the heron
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

1500: Spirit of the heron (Haruyo)

This dance is a classic kabuki number, entitled sagi-musume or the Heron-girl, in which the single dancer portrays the agony of love, through all its phases. By folding or unfolding parts of her costume, she can completely change her appearance. This is another chance for Haruyo to show us richly varied kimono layers, which she has set against a luxuriant purple backdrop.


The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E15029 (15-029 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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