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© Hobo Komiyama
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500: Festival (Komiyama)

Another kirie, or paper cut, by the artist Komiyama Hôbô deftly creates a vignette of the Sanshamatsuri festival in Asakusa, at the heart of old Tokyo. All the elements are there: the jostling mass of people supporting the mikoshi ("portable shrine") in front of the Shinto building*, the happi coats, hachimaki headbands.

* A temple, in other words, except that by a rather artificial convention that word is reserved in Japan for Buddist buildings.

This puzzle has a matt washi-style surface.

The artist Komiyama Hôbô is a master of the art of paper cuts, or kiri-e (literally "cutting picture"). Komiyama is his family name; the pictures are signed with a highly stylised version of just the Hô character of his given name.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: Y05758 (05-758 on package)
Retail price ¥1800

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