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Uesugi Kenshin, warrior god
© Masago Kimiya

1000: Uesugi Kenshin, warrior god (Masago)

The youthful Uesugi Kenshin tramples on a tangle of gargoyle figures in this fantastic rendering. Famed and feared as a warrior in 16th century Japan, his death poem also features on the front of the puzzle box (not on the puzzle itself). It is written in the Chinese style: "Forty Nine Years - one night's dream - a lifetime of prosperity - a cup of sake."


Wikipedia article

Born in 1960 in Okayama, western Japan, Masago followed graduation from university in physics by working for the manga artist Terasawa Buichi, a pioneer of computer graphics in manga illustration. Masago went solo in 1989, and has made a career as an illustrator specialising in Chinese historical themes. His latest role is that of costume designer for the blockbuster movie "The Promise" (2006) by the Chinese director Chen Kaige.

Masago is his family name, so he is also known as Kimiya Masago.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 49 x 72 cm (19" x 28")
Code: B31348 (31-348 on package)
Retail price ¥3300

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