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Treasure night
© Kagaya

2014: Treasure night (Kagaya)

Another puzzle from the Hoshi-biyori series ("The star-studded sky"), and indeed, above the distinctive form of Mount Fuji we see the familiar constellation of Orion, and the moon shown with Kagaya's typical astronomical accuracy. Below is a ghostly landscape of habitations glimmering in the mist.

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.

Not available
1000 piece version expected November
A Yanoman puzzle: 2014 pieces; 62 x 45 cm (24" x 18")
Code: Y2210 (22-10 on box)
Retail price ¥2500

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