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Water goddess
© Kazuha Fukami

1000: Water goddess (Kazuha)

A contemporary figure, in modern kimono, nevertheless bears a name referring back to the ancient myths of the Japanese gods, in full Mizuha-no-me-no-kami. Bringer of water, she is rather appropriately carrying a huge bunch of hydrangeas, which are (this time in Western myth) named for their water-carrying seed pods.

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 ( 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.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued September 2018
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: BM81541 (M81-541 on package)
Retail price ¥2200

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