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Luna Garden
© Kagaya

500: Luna Garden (Kagaya)

"To gaze in wonderment at the starlit sky..."

This is from the Hoshi-biyori (starry sky) series, in which Kagaya portrays the simple beauty of the night sky. The moon hangs large as a thin crescent, and shows some fine detail in its crater-studded surface.

Born in Saitama (just north of Tokyo) in 1968, Kagaya spent his childhood in wonderment of the stars in the sky, and never stopped painting them. He has had a successful career as an illustrator for astronomical books and magazines, and many of his works have been turned into jigsaw puzzles, among other products. Since 1996, he has worked exclusively in the digital medium, using a Macintosh. Perhaps that is why he does not appear to sign his pictures.

He goes by his family name; his given name appears to be Yutaka, but in English you will also find him called Joh Kagaya (Jô is the Chinese reading of his name).

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05811 (05-811 on box)
Retail price ¥2200

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