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Peach blossom angel
© Haruyo

1000: Peach blossom angel (Haruyo)

Haruyo depicts this heavenly swirling figure with panache. With a name no doubt derived from the ancient Chinese legend of the the Peach Blossom Spring, this flying creature is more properly a tennyo, a kind of heavenly messenger whose origins are lost in the mists of India.

Wikipedia articles on The Peach Blossom Spring and tennyo

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.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued June 2018
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11460 (11-460 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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