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Gentle breeze Jizou
© Kuroiwa Toyotaka

1000: Gentle breeze Jizo (Kuroiwa)

Six Jizo figures stand alongside a little stream, supplying water to the paddyfields, in this peaceful rural scene.

Soyo-soyo-to / yawarakai kaze ni / mi wo makase / daijôbu / daijôbu
Gentle breeze, to which I submit my body / OK... OK...

... reads the poem in the sky, complete with quirkily prosaic ending.

The artist was born in Nagano in 1947, and specialises in Buddhist themes, with a distinctive whimsically warm style. (Kuroiwa is his family name - he signs his pictures with a stylised seal of his given name, Toyotaka.)

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11149 (11-149 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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