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Whirling blade
© Kazuha Fukami

1000: Whirling blade (Kazuha)

The bold figure is well-armed, but elegant in the extreme. The original Japanese title gives us her name, Kanon.

The artist Kazuha Fukami has produced a series of fantasy images of swirling figures, mostly women, some with swords, some not. According to her own website (http://kazuppo.net) she was born in Tokushima (on the island of Shikoku) in June of 198x, and likes polar bears, cows, natural minerals and more.

This is almost certainly a brush name: the family name Fukami means "deep-well", and Kazuha ("ten-thousand leaves") is an alternative reading of the name attached to the famous collection of ancient Japanese poems, Man'yōshū.

* This puzzle is printed with more ink colours for extra-vivid effect.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued September 2018
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 49 x 72 cm (19" x 28")
Code: B31349 (31-349 on package)
Retail price ¥3300

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