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Sword dance
© Kazuha Fukami

1000: Sword dance (Kazuha)

The figure is carrying a fearsome-looking sword, but her attention is directed towards the surrounding lilies and butterflies.

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 is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued December 2018
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 49 x 72 cm (19" x 28")
Code: B81112 (81-112 on package)
Retail price ¥3800

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