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Crane and turtle
© Haruyo

420: Crane and turtle (Haruyo)

This "scroll" puzzle combines the separate "crane" and "turtle" figures in this series with a background of plum blossoms.

The crane and turtle are both traditional auspicious symbols of happiness and longevity. It is said that if a crane lives to be 1000, a turtle lives to be 10,000.

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: 420 pieces; 18 x 52 cm (7" x 20")
Code: E52130 (52-130 on package)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$17.31 €16.07 £14.17)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.36 £4.72)
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