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Komainu
© Makoto Muramatsu

300: Komainu (Muramatsu)

The original title is fairly inscrutable: "Japanese mind" (transliterated English). Surely our feline hero is having his photograph taken beside this komainu, a mythical variety of lion.

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The artist Muramatsu Makoto was born in 1947, and has earned numerous awards in the world of commercial illustration. His pictures of anthropomorphised animals are cute, but the cuteness is matched by a wry sense of humour. Muramatsu is his family name - he doesn't seem to sign his pictures, so I have copied the version on the box for the copyright statement.

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An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E26033 (26-033S on box)
Retail price ¥1400

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