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Wisteria beauty
© Haruyo

1518: Wisteria beauty (Haruyo)

Against a subdued background, Haruyo portrays a figure in a luxuriant kimono decorated with flower and bird motifs in rich colours. The wisteria of the title hangs over her — the plant is native to Japan, and is called fuji (no particular connection with the mountain name).

This puzzle can be combined with the Lily puzzle (code E18018) to make a 3000+ piece panel.

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.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1518 pieces; 34 x 102 cm (13" x 40")
Code: E18017 (18-017 on package)
Retail price ¥3000

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