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Reclining dragon cherry
© Zigen Tanabe
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1000: Crouching dragon cherry (Zigen)

Zigen gives us a flamboyant image, based on the real cherry tree in the temple grounds of Daidō-ji, which is more than 1100 years old, and whose trunk is said to be reminiscent of a crouching dragon. This puzzle will make an interesting challenge!

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 December 2017
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B61379 (61-379 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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