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Chrysanthemum
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

216: Chrysanthemum (Haruyo)

By her signature and seal, Haruyo has written "With noble heart..." - a fitting phrase, remembering that the chrysanthemum is the symbol of the Japanese Imperial crown.

The courtesan wears a kimono of deep blue and gold, with an obi of purple, decorated with peacock feathers.

The artist Morita Haruyo studied both Japanese art and kimono design, and she combines these with elements of her own Western-influenced technique. (She travelled to London in 1977, exactly the year I [Brian Chandler] first came to Tokyo.)

Morita is her family name: she follows the tradition of signing - and sealing - paintings with her given name only.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 216 pieces; 18 x 26 cm (7" x 10")
Code: E04009 (04-009 on package)
Retail price ¥1200

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