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The treasure ship arrives
© Zigen Tanabe

1000: The treasure ship arrives (Zigen)

The seven lucky gods are in a jolly mood as usual, most of them hard at work pulling the treasure ship ashore, while Benzaiten plays the lute for artistic inspiration. All the usual symbols are present: plum, pine, and bamboo, gold, red coral, the turtle, and in the background more good fortune as two cranes are set against the Red Fuji in the distance.

The artist was born in Toyama in 1970, and specialises in showy images, in his own reinterpretation of traditional Japanese themes. In 2000 he started to exhibit in the USA and now lives in New York State.

Tanabe is his family name; he signs his paintings with his given name Zigen. Note that the usual Romanisation of this would be "Jigen", but it seems that Zigen is the artist's own preference.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued January 2019
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61376 (61-376 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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