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The old sweet shoppe
© Makoto Muramatsu

500: The old sweet shoppe (Muramatsu)

One of Muramatsu's cats enjoys a snooze in the dagashiya, a traditional candy store than also sells simple and inexpensive toys for children. From the days when five yen would buy something!

The artist Muramatsu Makoto was born in 1947, and has earned numerous awards in the world of commercial illustration. His pictures of anthropomorphised animals are cute, but the cuteness is matched by a wry sense of humour. Muramatsu is his family name - he doesn't seem to sign his pictures, so I have copied the version on the box for the copyright statement.

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: E06028 (06-028S on package)
Retail price ¥2000

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