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Starry Tales
© Kagaya

1000: Starry Tales (Kagaya)

Although this puzzle is titled simpled Starry Tales, the figure is clearly recognisable as Libra, carrying the scales of justice. In the background we see classical allusions: a winged horse, and a Greek temple.


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 has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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

Permanently unavailable
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y1229 (12-29 on box)
Retail price ¥2400

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