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Orchid
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc

450: Orchid (Haruyo)

More precisely Phalaenopsis or the moth orchid - the young lady in this picture is surrounded by these exquisite and exotic blooms. It is difficult for the Web version to do justice to the delicate beauty of this image.

The original title, Kochouran is literally "moth orchid". (Incidentally, these are said to be relatively easy orchids to grow yourself!)

Detail

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.

Permanently unavailable
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E08013 (08-013 on package)
Retail price ¥1400

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