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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Kimono beauties

A beauty in a kimono is an irresistible subject — to the point where at least one of our artists, Haruyo, devotes herself to it.

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Haruyo - kimono specialist

Here are just the three latest Haruyo puzzle — many many more on the Haruyo pages.

Cherry beauty
© Haruyo

2016: Cherry beauty (Haruyo)

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

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.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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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 €31.03 £26.47)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$11.54 €10.34 £8.82)
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Turtle
© Haruyo

300: Turtle (Haruyo)

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!

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.

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 €12.07 £10.29)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.17 £4.41)
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Crane
© Haruyo

300: Crane (Haruyo)

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!

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.

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 €12.07 £10.29)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.17 £4.41)
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