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Sunrise Jizo
© Kuroiwa Toyotaka
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1000: Sunrise Jizo (Kuroiwa)

Around Japan there are a number of these "husband-and-wife" rocks, joined by a hemp rope, but this view appears to be of the most famous: at Ise, also famed for beautiful sunrises. The six Jizo figures have their usual quizzical expressions, as they bring us the message above...

Kokoro-ga kuraku nattemo / kanarazu asahi-wa /noborimasu / Odayaka-ni / awatezu-ni
Even if you're down at heart, the sun is sure to rise tomorrow - so stay calm, don't rush
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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: E11178 (11-178 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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