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Rising dragon
© Mori Seikaku

1000: Rising dragon (Seikaku)

The carp is an important fish in Japanese symbolism, and also in Chinese legend it is the precursor to the dragon — by swimming up the gorge called Longmen ("Dragon-gate") on the Yellow River, a carp can transform itself into a dragon, the King of the scaly beasts.

No biographical details, but the artist Mori Seikaku specialises in animal and flower scroll paintings. He signs his work the traditional way, with the characters for his given (brush) name, Seikaku (lit. 'nest of the crane') and a seal of the same.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11509 (11-509 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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