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Year of the snake
© Mori Seikaku

1500: Year of the Snake (Seikaku)

A white snake is said to be auspicious, bringing good fortune to one who sees it, and here these three spendid specimens are literally accompanied by a pile of gold. All the usual lucky symbols are in the background, from Mount Fuji in the distance to the carp in the foreground pond.

No biographical details, but the artist Mori Seikaku specialises in animal and flower scroll paintings. He signs his work the traditional way, with the characters for his given (brush) name, Seikaku (lit. 'nest of the crane') and a seal of the same.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Not available
Discontinued November 2017
An Epoch puzzle: 1500 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E15072 (15-072 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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