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Tranquillity
© Kagaya / Trans-Modern Art

1000: Tranquillity (Kagaya)

"The sea is calm inside the coral reef around the island.
"Listen to the gentle sea with a quiet ear, and you will hear the song of porpoises, and the breathing of the fish and coral.
"The water of the oceans reaches around the planet, giving life to myriad creatures.

"Thus she felt at one with every being on the planet, floating in her happiness."

Celestial exploring... Kagaya's fantasy world

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: Y101077 (10-1077 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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