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Lustrous white
© Haruyo

450: Lustrous white (Haruyo)

This young bride has a modest enough pose, but her wedding kimono is luxuriant - diaphanous, a tinge of pale green, with a pattern of white cranes. Over the plum blossoms in the background, a pair of golden cranes bring good fortune.

Original title: Kihaku.

Note: The colours in this image are very delicate, and the original printed version looks much better than an image on the screen!

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
Discontinued March 2019
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E08042 (08-042 on package)
Retail price ¥1400

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