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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Tigers

The tiger is a traditional symbol of strength, and particularly the white tiger is seen as auspicious. While its rival and partner the dragon is totally mythical and fantastic, the tiger generally appears as a naturalistic rendering of the real animal.

Separate page for tigers and dragons

White tiger

Moonlit tiger and dragon
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

2016: Moonlit tiger and dragon (Kayomi)

Traditional rivals, tiger and dragon face off under a full moon masked only by a sprig of cherry blossom.

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23087 (23-087 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.85 €26.79 £23.62)
Shipping from ¥1200 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$11.54 €10.71 £9.45)
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White baby tiger
© Kentaro Nishino

450: White baby tiger (Nishino)

This cute little baby plays with the butterflies.

Kentaro Nishino was born in 1980, in Kanazawa on the Japan Sea coast, and graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2003. He takes his inspiration from nature, while lending his own air of fantasy.

Nishino is his family name, but he signs his work "Kentaro N".

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E08008 (08-008 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.46 €12.50 £11.02)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.36 £4.72)
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White tiger of the west
© Harai Kayomi / Studio Oz

450: White tiger of the west (Kayomi)

The white tiger, protector god of the west, looking suitably fierce, yet in Kayomi's characteristically soft style. The box includes the characters for 'West: white tiger', and the Chinese reading 'Bai-hu' for "White tiger."

No biographical details available. She signs her given name Kayomi in Roman letters.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 450 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: E08038 (08-038 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$13.46 €12.50 £11.02)
Shipping from ¥600 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$5.77 €5.36 £4.72)
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