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Dragon flower
© Haruyo

2016: Dragon flower (Haruyo)

A classic Haruyo pose of this courtesan(?) in a richly coloured kimono. The outermost layer is decorated with a gorgeous (but as usual ferocious-looking) dragon...

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: E23311 (23-311 on box)
Retail price ¥3600

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