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Fujimusume
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1000: Fujimusume (Haruyo)

Fujimusume is a traditional character from Japanese dance - her name comes from fuji, wisteria (nothing to do with Mt. Fuji) and musume, means "daughter" or simply "young woman". Typically she dances on a stage set with exuberantly stylised hanging blossom. The wide black hat is another standard accessory: perhaps Haruyo's character holds it in her hand to give us a better view of the decorations in her hair.

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Kaname's version of Fujimusume (1000 pieces)

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.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E83171 (1000SN-171 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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