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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Fantasy Art by Kagaya

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1000 pieces

The milky way (Uyuni)
© Kagaya

1000: The milky way (Uyuni)

Kagaya has used the famous Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia as an unusual setting for a personal view of the Milky Way.

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101294 (10-1294 on package)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £26.53) Buy this puzzle Add to basket
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The Southern Lights
© Kagaya

1000: The Southern Lights

Dazzling effects in the night sky of New Zealand...

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101307 (10-1307 on package)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £26.53) Buy this puzzle Add to basket
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Oarai shoreline <i>torii</i>
© Kagaya
Position map

1000: Oarai shoreline torii

This is a real scene on the east coast of Japan. The torii is the traditional symbol marking the approach to a shrine, and in this case it has been built at the edge of the Pacific. Kagaya gives it a lonely and mysterious air...

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101295 (10-1295 on package)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$36.45 €30.71 £26.53) Buy this puzzle Add to basket
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Symphometry
© Kagaya

1000: Symphony in symmetry

The symmetry of Mount Fuji and its reflection is complemented by the pair of swans on the lakeside in this peaceful sunset scene. This is from Kagaya's Hoshi-biyori series ("The star-studded sky"): the original title is Shinfometorii, a combination of "symphony" and "symmetry" which doesn't really work in English.

Not available
Discontinued May 2021
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101302 (10-1302 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

500 pieces

Orbit of the dream
© Kagaya
Position map

500: Orbit of the dream

Kagaya's photographic interpretation of a Kyoto scene...

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

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y051015 (05-1015 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.69 €15.75 £13.61) Buy this puzzle Add to basket
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Kagaya Yutaka

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).

The Kagaya Studio site includes lots more information, including some in English.

He has been honoured by having an asteroid (no. 11949) named after him. It's a long way away, but only a few kilometres across, so you could walk round it in a day. (Here's the technical information)

Separate page: Kagaya zodiac collection - the discontinued series of zodiac puzzles

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Looking for other Kagaya puzzles?

Try the Yanoman website. If you find another puzzle you want, please ask me about special orders.

Deleted puzzles

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

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