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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

White tiger
© Inoichiro Sekiguchi

3000: White tiger (Inoichiro)

The white tiger has long been revered as a symbolic agent of the gods - and is one of the "Four deities" of feng shui. This is a graphic portrayal of a powerful, yet somehow unthreatening, animal.

No details of this artist are readily available. He signs his paintings with a seal for the first character ('Ino') of his given name only: this means 'wild boar', which might seem surprising, but it is a fairly common element in names.

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Not available
Discontinued July 2020
An Epoch puzzle: 3000 pieces; 73 x 102 cm (29" x 40")
Code: E21102 (21-102 on package)
Retail price ¥4800
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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