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Turtle
© Haruyo

2016: Turtle (Haruyo)

The turtle is an ancient symbol of long life and good fortune, often appearing (as here on the kimono) together with a treasure ship. It is said that if a crane lives to be 1000, a turtle lives to be 10,000.

This is a picture in Haruyo's lush style, with plenty of background features, from Mount Fuji to the cherry blossom, which will keep the puzzle interesting.

This puzzle forms a pair with the Crane (E23306): you can combine the two for a giant 4000-piece puzzle!

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: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23307 (23-307 on box)
Retail price ¥3600

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