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© Shinya Uchida
Original title: Matsuri no hi - "Golden memories of a garden, where we sat by the morning glories, eating watermelon" reads (my loose translation of) the poem on the box.
Many of Uchida's images of Japan are very nostalgic, and this is no exception. An entrance to a house, framed by trellises, has fresh watermelons and a basket of vegetables laid out on the engawa, the outer passageway, and we gaze past them, into tatami-floored rooms, and beyond.
This puzzle has a luxury "Cloth touch" finish.
Uchida was born in 1960 in Kyushu, and after a degree in fine arts from Aichi University of Education, became hooked on lone travelling. From there he was drawn into sketching, getting his first magazine publication in 1988. Since then he has kept travelling the world, and produced a whole series of book publications. Having spent three years in Perth, from 1991 to 1994, he regards Australia as his second home, but has also visited many parts of Europe and America.
Note that he writes his name in the "Western" order; Uchida is his family name.
This puzzle has a luxury "cloth" surface finish.
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y10955 (10-955 on box)
Retail price ¥3000