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500: Scorpio (Kagaya)

The zodiac sign is usually known as Scorpio, but on the puzzle Kagaya writes the Latin form "Scorpius", which appears to be more widely used in astronomical circles.


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.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05850 (05-850 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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