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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Jolly pictures on traditional themes by Hajime Okamoto

— who's particularly fond of cats!

On this page: Puzzles - About the artist

1000 pieces

Animal zodiac
© Hajime Okamoto

1000: Animal zodiac

All twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are here, but not in a neat row or circle, just each doing its own thing — from the sheep peacefully resting to the mice devouring a corn cob.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61409 (61-409 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.85 €26.79 £23.62)
Shipping from ¥1100 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$10.58 €9.82 £8.66)
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Hajime Okamoto

Born in Osaka in 1942, Hajime Okamoto is an artist with a distinctive and very jolly style, who specialises in cats — particularly the beckoning bringers of good fortune. As part of a cultural exchange programme, in 1986 he spent time in Jilin, north-east China, studying seal-making and calligraphy.

He signs his paintings with a seal, and a stylised form of his name in Roman letters (with his family name last).

Deleted puzzles

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

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