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Reflection
© Kagaya / Trans-Modern Art

1000: Reflection (Kagaya)

"On her way home,
"The beauty of the setting sun was such that she set her boat on the shore.
"And, listening to the lapping of gentle waves against the bottom of the boat,
"She dreamed of the joy that another day would bring.
"The still, warm sea reflected the ever-changing colours of the sky.
"And as the sky turned to a starry orb, the sliver of a two-day-old moon appeared."

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

Detail

This puzzle is printed with a special Hexachrome process for extra-vivid colours (not glow-in-the-dark).

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

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101076 (10-1076 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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