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Scarlet
© Haruyo

450: Scarlet (Haruyo)

A classic geisha pose - the model playfully shows off the ornate furisode sleeves of her kimono, against the background of a sumptuous red peony design. The original title, hien, is a rather fanciful word that might be translated "voluptuous scarlet."

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.

* The picture on the box has a number of "mistakes", slight differences from the puzzle.

Permanently unavailable
Discontinued January 2017
An Apollo puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: P44504 (44-504 on package)
Retail price ¥1800

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