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The Bremen Town Musicians
© Fujishiro Seiji

300: The Bremen Town Musicians (Fujishiro)

Fujishiro's version of the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, of how the donkey, dog, cat and rooster escape death to form the town band.

Born in 1924, Fujishiro has had a long and productive career as an illustrator - producing many children's books, and creating his own brand of fantasy along the way. From an early involvement with shadow puppetry, he developed his own unique style: he calls these kage-e (literally "shadow pictures"), but his is a backlit world not of black and white (or grey), but of wonderful translucent colours, apparently made mostly from tissue paper.

He is still active at the age of 80, and his work has appeared all over the world, most recently (February 2005) in New York and Washington.

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An Appleone puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: A03194 (300-194 on package)
Retail price ¥1800

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