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The story of Kaguyahime
© Epoch

1000: The story of Kaguyahime (FuziChoco)

A dramatic version of Kaguyahime ("Princess of the shining night") under a moonlit sky. The story of which she is heroine, the "Bamboo cutter's tale", dates back a thousand years, to the great cultural flowering that was the Heian period. In the story, she was found as a tiny baby inside a bamboo trunk.

Good articles at Wikipedia: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Heian period

There is very little biographical detail of this young artist, except that she was born on 30 September 1990 in Chiba (just east of Tokyo), and as of 2012 is studying at Tama Art University while also achieving some commercial success in illustration. She specialises in fantasy themes.

She writes her rather fanciful "brush name" as Fuji, the character for wisteria, followed by choko in hiragana, and writes the whimsical Roman version "Fuzichoco." (She also says she likes sweet food...?)

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11395 (11-395 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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