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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Kimonos by Morita Haruyo

On this page: The puzzles - About the artist

See also: More Haruyo (Floral themes) - Browse all Haruyo puzzles

Morita Haruyo is our longest-selling artist, her style a "fusion" of East and West. Her subjects are all kimono-clad beauties, ranging from the innocence of youth to the luxuriance of the courtesan.

Treasure Fortune

Treasure and Fortune

The panel above is made from the following two separate puzzles Dance of treasure and Dance of fortune.

Dance of treasure
© Haruyo

1000: Dance of treasure

A courtesan in a gorgeous purple kimono dances, as the treasure boat sails by in the background, and an auspicious flock of cranes passes overhead.

This puzzle forms a pair with the Dance of fortune (E11573): you can combine the two for a full-size 2000-piece puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11572 (11-572 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.85 €26.79 £23.62)
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Dance of fortune
© Haruyo

1000: Dance of fortune

This courtesan has a bright red kimono, with a design including the "treasure" character (宝). She dances in front of an elaborate traditional cart bearing a splendid array of flowers and foliage. A red Mount Fuji in the background completes the scene with over-flying cranes (actually heading into the matching puzzle "Dance of treasure").

This puzzle forms a pair with the Dance of treasure (E11572): you can combine the two for a full-size 2000-piece puzzle.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11573 (11-573 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.85 €26.79 £23.62)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$11.54 €10.71 £9.45)
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The puzzles

Cherry beauty
© Haruyo

2016: Cherry beauty

A figure in a cherry-blossom kimono stands among a mass of more cherry blossom, in a classic Haruyo portrayal.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23326 (23-326 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$34.62 €32.14 £28.35)
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Butterfly dream
© Epoch

2016: Butterfly dream

A typical Haruyo figure has her ornate kimono decorated with butterflies — then many more can be found, almost camouflaged among the flowers.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23324 (23-324 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$34.62 €32.14 £28.35)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$12.50 €11.61 £10.24)
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Dream moon night
© Haruyo

1000: Dream moon night

A courtesan lazes, reading verses of love, and perhaps dreams of what the future may bring...

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

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13028 (13-028 on package)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$37.50 €34.82 £30.71)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$12.50 €11.61 £10.24)
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Kyoto maidens
© Haruyo

1000: Kyoto maidens

Two young ladies, obviously of high class, one with a parasol gesturing elegantly, the other wrapping her arms in the long sleeves of her kimono in a way so familiar in an era long gone.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11553 (11-553 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.85 €26.79 £23.62)
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Oborozuki
© Haruyo

420: Oborozuki

The title is somewhat difficult to translate: "the (spring) moon, shrouded in haze," a common motif in both art and song. Haruyo has placed the moon right at the top right corner, and given her model a striking diagonal pose. (Incidentally leaving quite a large plain area for a puzzle!) Although the colours here are restrained, the courtesan holds her outer robe to give us a good view of the picture on it - a crane, over woods and waves.

This is a new, "scroll" version of a puzzle from many years back, so the "blank area" has moved to the top.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Not available
Discontinued July 2020
An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52131 (52-131 on package)
Retail price ¥1800
Crane and turtle
© Haruyo

420: Crane and turtle

This "scroll" puzzle combines the separate "crane" and "turtle" figures in this series with a background of plum blossoms.

The crane and turtle are both traditional auspicious symbols of happiness and longevity. It is said that if a crane lives to be 1000, a turtle lives to be 10,000.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Not available
Discontinued July 2020
An Epoch puzzle: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52130 (52-130 on package)
Retail price ¥1800
Raindrops
© Haruyo

300: Raindrops

The irises tell us the season, so we know that this kimono figure is walking through the gentlest of summer rain...

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E26281 (26-281 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.46 €12.50 £11.02)
Shipping from ¥500 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$4.81 €4.46 £3.94)
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Crane
© Haruyo

300: Crane

The crane is a traditional auspicious symbol of happiness and longevity, and here Haruyo combines the cranes decorating the kimono with another pair flying through the sky...

This puzzle forms a pair with the Turtle (E26330): you can combine the two for a 600-piece puzzle!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E26329 (26-329 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.46 €12.50 £11.02)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.36 £4.72)
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Turtle
© Haruyo

300: Turtle

The turtle is an ancient symbol of long life and good fortune, often appearing (as here on the kimono) together with a treasure ship. It is said that if a crane lives to be 1000, a turtle lives to be 10,000.

This is a picture in Haruyo's lush style, with plenty of background features, from Mount Fuji to the cherry blossom, which will keep the puzzle interesting.

This puzzle forms a pair with the Crane (E26329): you can combine the two for a 600-piece puzzle!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E26330 (26-330 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.46 €12.50 £11.02)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.36 £4.72)
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Morita Haruyo

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Haruyo: signature and seal

The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Deleted puzzles

For reference: you can view all the Haruyo puzzles that are out of print in the Attic.

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