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Kyoto

Feature page — September 2016

Classic views of the old temples and streets of Kyoto, capital of Japan until the modern era.

Sagano bamboo grove lit up
© Epoch

2016: Sagano bamboo grove lit up

A night view of the bamboo grove at Sagano in Kyoto. With roughly 1400 pieces of bamboo, and the rest path and brushwood fence, this is a real puzzler's puzzle!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23546 (23-546 on package)
Normally ¥2500 - special offer 5% off: ¥2375 (approx. US$22.84 €20.47 £17.46)
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Ninen-zaka, Kyoto
© Epoch

2016: Ninen-zaka, Kyoto

This stone-paved street in Kyoto is a big tourist attraction, lined with traditional tea houses and other sources of refreshment (including, apparently, a branch of Starbucks).

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23602 (23-602 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$24.04 €21.55 £18.38)
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Kinkaku-ji
© Epoch

2000: Kinkaku-ji

Perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, this is the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Like the "Silver pavilion," this is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

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An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E54001 (54-001 on package)
Normally ¥2000 - special offer 5% off: ¥1900 (approx. US$18.27 €16.38 £13.97)
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Kinkakuji
© Beverly

1000: Kinkakuji

Perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, this is the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Actually, "Gold pavilion" is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

What does the name mean?
kin
gold
kaku
pavilion
ji
temple

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: BM81835 (M81-835 on package)
Normally ¥2000 - special offer 5% off: ¥1900 (approx. US$18.27 €16.38 £13.97)
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Kyoto temple view
© Beverly

1000: Kyoto temple view

A spectacular mass of autumn foliage seen from within Rurikō-in, one of the many temples of Kyoto.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B51246 (51-246 on package)
Normally ¥2800 - special offer 5% off: ¥2660 (approx. US$25.58 €22.93 £19.56)
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Sagano bamboo grove (Kyoto)
© Beverly

1000: Sagano bamboo grove (Kyoto)

A puzzler's puzzle! A path between neatly trimmed brushwood fences wends through this bamboo grove in Sagano, Kyoto. The puzzle is full of variations in tone, but still the mass of densely crowded bamboo trunks will take a lot of patience.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B51229 (51-229 on package)
Normally ¥2800 - special offer 5% off: ¥2660 (approx. US$25.58 €22.93 £19.56)
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Kinkakuji
© Yanoman

1000: Kinkakuji

A dramatic view of perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Like the "Silver pavilion," this is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

What does the name mean?
kin
gold
kaku
pavilion
ji
temple
Out of stock
More stock expected April 4
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101315 (10-1315 on package)
Normally ¥2700 - special offer 5% off: ¥2565 (approx. US$24.66 €22.11 £18.86)
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Cherry blossom in Kyoto
© Beverly

1000: Cherry blossom in Kyoto

Kimono-clad maiko, young traditional entertainers, cross the bridge in Gion, the preserved area of old Kyoto.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: BM81565 (M81-565 on package)
Normally ¥2200 - special offer 5% off: ¥2090 (approx. US$20.10 €18.02 £15.37)
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Kiyomizu  autumn colours
© Aflo

1000: Kiyomizu autumn colours

This very famous temple is trestled out from the side of the hill overlooking Kyoto. The original temple is said to have been founded more than 1200 years ago, but most of the present structure dates from the 1600s.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10786 (10-786 on package)
Normally ¥2500 - special offer 5% off: ¥2375 (approx. US$22.84 €20.47 £17.46)
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Autumn pagoda by moonlight
© Epoch

1000: Autumn pagoda by moonlight

A dramatic moonlit view of the garden of the Kyoto temple of Tō-ji, showing the historic pagoda which is the tallest wooden building in Japan.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E10802 (10-802 on package)
Normally ¥2500 - special offer 5% off: ¥2375 (approx. US$22.84 €20.47 £17.46)
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Sanneizaka
© Epoch

500: Sanneizaka

In a quaint corner of Kyoto, these steps are part of the passage called Sanneizaka. There are various theories for the origin of the name, but the most prominent one (based on the characters used to write the name today) is that it refers to a prayer for safe childbirth.

The cherry blossoms and traditional roof tiles provide an exquisite combination of textures for this puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: E05098 (05-098 on package)
Normally ¥1600 - special offer 5% off: ¥1520 (approx. US$14.62 €13.10 £11.18)
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Cat life in Kyoto
© Mitsuaki Iwago

500: Cat life in Kyoto (Iwago)

The stone statue is a maneki neko, or "beckoning cat", traditionally seen as beckoning good fortune. And the cat seems to have the same idea!

Mitsuaki Iwagō (born 1950) is a very well known Japanese wildlife photographer, whose photoessay on the Serengeti, "Natural Order on the African Plain" became an international best-seller. But he is also known for cute photographs of more domesticated animals...

(His family name is often written without the long-vowel mark, as Iwago.)

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E06083 (06-083 on package)
Normally ¥2000 - special offer 5% off: ¥1900 (approx. US$18.27 €16.38 £13.97)
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Steps to Bishamon Hall
© Amanaimages

500: Steps to Bishamon Hall

Steps strewn with brilliant fallen maple leaves form the approach to the Hall of Bishamon, part of the Jingo-ji complex in Kyoto. Although almost all of the picture is foliage, this framework will make the puzzle a pleasure to do.

Wikipedia articles on the Jingo-ji temple site; and Vaiśravaṇa, the original Bishamon

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E05114 (05-114 on package)
Normally ¥1600 - special offer 5% off: ¥1520 (approx. US$14.62 €13.10 £11.18)
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Tatsumi bridge (Kyoto)
© Epoch

300: Tatsumi bridge (Kyoto)

Kimono-clad maiko, young traditional entertainers, cross the bridge in Gion, the preserved area of old Kyoto.

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An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E25138 (25-138 on package)
Normally ¥1200 - special offer 5% off: ¥1140 (approx. US$10.96 €9.83 £8.38)
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