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Unhurried Jizou
© Kuroiwa Toyotaka

1000: Unhurried Jizo (Kuroiwa)

Six very nonchalant-looking Jizo figures are standing here in front of a famous view - the old bridge across the river at Arashiyama.

Isogi-sugizu / ganbari-sugizu / nonbiri / aruite ikimashou
Not rushing too much, not pushing too much, let's just plod gently on

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: E11150 (11-150 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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