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Longmen Gorge
© Izumi Kazumi

1000: Longmen Gorge (Kazumi)

A rather jolly illustration of the origin of dragons. We see three carp, one making the giant leap up a waterfall, where success means becoming a real fiery dragon just as we see at the top. The origin of this story is supposed to be a gorge on the Yellow Rive in China, but here the artist has given us somewhat fanciful topography, as the river wends its way down the ridge of a mountain.

There is plenty of variation in this puzzle: the bright azaleas and pine trees keep the background interesting, and particularly the dragon is a lively, finely drawn creature.

Izumi Kazumi is an animal artist who graduated from Osaka University fine arts department in 1984. Izumi is her family name.

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Discontinued November 2018
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: A10675 (1000-675 on package)
Retail price ¥3600

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