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Double dance
© Haruyo

450: Double dance (Haruyo)

Two elegant dancer are posed as if in a swirl of fallen cherry blossom, and the standing figure reminds us that traditionally the feature of a kimono regarded as sexiest was the revealed back of the neck.

Original title: Futarimai (the earlier 1000-piece version we titled Two ladies)

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: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E08043 (08-043 on package)
Retail price ¥1400

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