Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Fantasy puzzles — other artists

Zodiac signs
© Epoch

2000: Zodiac signs (Onineko)

The twelve signs of the zodiac, each represented by an appropriate fantasy figure — except two for Gemini, of course...

No details, except that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E54501 (54-501 on package)
Retail price ¥2600 (approx. US$17.81 €16.46 £14.13)

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Aqua angel
© Kazuha Fukami

1000: Aqua angel (Kazuha)

An enigmatic figure in the foetal position seems to float inside a water-filled cathedral...

The artist Kazuha Fukami has produced a series of fantasy images of swirling figures, mostly women, some with swords, some not. According to her own website (http://kazuppo.net) she was born in Tokushima (on the island of Shikoku) in June of 198x, and likes polar bears, cows, natural minerals and more.

This is almost certainly a brush name: the family name Fukami means "deep-well", and Kazuha ("ten-thousand leaves") is an alternative reading of the name attached to the famous collection of ancient Japanese poems, Man'yōshū.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 260 x 380 mm (10" x 15")
Code: BM81529 (M81-529 on package)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$15.07 €13.92 £11.96)

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Zodiac signs
© Epoch

1000: Zodiac signs (Onineko)

The twelve signs of the zodiac, each represented by an appropriate fantasy figure — except two for Gemini, of course...

No details, except that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

Out of stock
More stock expected June 14
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E12042 (12-042 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$24.66 €22.78 £19.57)

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The land of forgotten books
© Nishimura Noriko

1000: Forgotten kingdom of books (Nishimura)

a booklover's world...

Fascinated by the world of fantasy since she was a child, Nishimura has graduated from crayon to watercolour, and produces artwork of her imaginary worlds for a wide range of stationery, smartphone cases, and suchlike. Her brand name, used for the shop she has opened in Tokyo is 空想の街, or "Fantasy town", and she also adds a stylised "Märchen Art", referring to the German for "fairytale", which has found its way into Japanese. Nishimura is her family name.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11602 (11-602 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Struggle for supremacy
© Tsuyoshi Nagano

1000: Struggle for supremacy (Nagano)

The leading characters from Sangokushi, the history of the three kingdoms of China, from around the third century AD. A key on the back of the box lists the names (in Chinese), colour-coded for allegiances to the three states: pink for Wu (呉), green for Shu Han (蜀漢), and blue for Wei (魏).

Born in 1961, Tsuyoshi Nagano is a successful illustrator, particularly in the field of Japanese historical characters. Nagano is his family name.

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101334 (10-1334 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Rats in the attic
© Nishimura Noriko

1000: Rats in the attic (Nishimura)

A mechanical fantasy world... the rats are everywhere, but you have to look for them!

Fascinated by the world of fantasy since she was a child, Nishimura has graduated from crayon to watercolour, and produces artwork of her imaginary worlds for a wide range of stationery, smartphone cases, and suchlike. Her brand name, used for the shop she has opened in Tokyo is 空想の街, or "Fantasy town", and she also adds a stylised "Märchen Art", referring to the German for "fairytale", which has found its way into Japanese. Nishimura is her family name.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11594 (11-594 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Village fairy tales
© Epoch

1000: Village fairy tales (Onineko)

A collection in manga style of traditional stories, including Peter Pan, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and others from the collections of Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers.

No details, except that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11505 (11-505 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Beyond the night sky
© Nakayama Jun'ichi

1000: Beyond the night sky

The splendour of the night sky, with the constellations all given their Latin names...

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
An Appleone puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: A10322 (1000-322 on package)
Retail price ¥3900 (approx. US$26.71 €24.68 £21.20)

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Signs of the zodiac
© David Penfound Artworks Ltd

1000: Signs of the zodiac (Penfound)

An array of fantastic images representing the twelve signs from this young English artist.

An artist from Hampshire in England, David Penfound has a fantasy style very much akin to that of Takaki, Kazuha, and our other Japanese artists.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 720 x 490 mm (28" x 19")
Code: B81119 (81-119 on package)
Retail price ¥3800 (approx. US$26.03 €24.05 £20.65)

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Princess story
© Onineko

1000: Princess story (Onineko)

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E12047 (12-047 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$24.66 €22.78 £19.57)

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Fairytale world
© Onineko

1000: Fairytale world (Onineko)

Princesses from all the best-loved fairytales...

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11609 (11-609 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Rabbits awaiting love
© Wilfar

1000: Rabbits awaiting love

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 490 x 720 mm (19" x 28")
Code: B81129 (81-129 on package)
Retail price ¥3800 (approx. US$26.03 €24.05 £20.65)

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In the beginning the sky
© Ryota Saito

1000: In the beginning the sky (RyotaS)

A desolate scene, of new beginnings after the destruction of civilization...

Ryota Saito is a fantasy artist, born in 1985, who has worked on effects for a video game company, and then gone independent as an illustrator.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101357 (10-1357 on package)
Retail price ¥4200 (approx. US$28.77 €26.58 £22.83)

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Wedding story
© Onineko

1000: Wedding story (Onineko)

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11595 (11-595 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$20.55 €18.99 £16.30)

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Lucia's garden story
© Tsukiji Nao

500: Lucia's garden story (Tsukiji)

The bonnets and roses are indeed reminiscent of the English subtitle on the box: Victorian rose garden...

Nao Tsukiji, or Tsukiji Nao, is a female manga artist, born in Fukuoka on March 11th. But what year?

In stock
An Appleone puzzle: 500 pieces; 380 x 530 mm (15" x 21")
Code: A05214 (500-214 on package)
Retail price ¥2400 (approx. US$16.44 €15.19 £13.04)

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Alice's dream
© Epoch

500: Alice's dream

A collage, with hints of Art Nouveau, with the central Alice figure surrounded by familiar items from her story.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 380 x 530 mm (15" x 21")
Code: E06042 (06-042 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$13.70 €12.66 £10.87)

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Stella
© Yuu

500: Stella (Yuu)

A somewhat mysterious central figure, with her two accompanying handmaidens...

The artist Yuu (who we guess is female) comes from Gunma Prefecture and lives in Tokyo, having graduated from Tama Art University with a degree in graphic design. No other details are readily forthcoming...

In stock
An Appleone puzzle: 500 pieces; 380 x 530 mm (15" x 21")
Code: A05212 (500-212 on package)
Retail price ¥2400 (approx. US$16.44 €15.19 £13.04)

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Pretty flower shop
© Waka Nakauchi

500: Pretty flower shop (Nakauchi)

A busy street in an animal kingdom rather suggesting continental Europe...

Nakauchi Waka (Nakauchi is her family name) is an illustrator using watercolour pigments to produce a warm and fairytale effect. The label Märchen Art on the box uses the German term for "fairytale" which is well-known in Japan.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E06522 (06-522 on package)
Retail price ¥2200 (approx. US$15.07 €13.92 £11.96)

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Wish upon a star
© Atsushi Wakamatsu

500: Wish upon a star

The constellations fill the sky, over a fantasy landscape complete with fairy castle.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
An Appleone puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: A05173 (500-173 on package)
Retail price ¥2800 (approx. US$19.18 €17.72 £15.22)

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Strawberry town
© Nishimura Noriko

500: Strawberry town (Nishimura)

A fantastic townscape, the capital of strawberryland...

Fascinated by the world of fantasy since she was a child, Nishimura has graduated from crayon to watercolour, and produces artwork of her imaginary worlds for a wide range of stationery, smartphone cases, and suchlike. Her brand name, used for the shop she has opened in Tokyo is 空想の街, or "Fantasy town", and she also adds a stylised "Märchen Art", referring to the German for "fairytale", which has found its way into Japanese. Nishimura is her family name.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E06118 (06-118 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$13.70 €12.66 £10.87)

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Starlit stage
© Waka Nakauchi

300: Starlit stage (Nakauchi)

A fantasy performance by furry friends...

Nakauchi Waka (Nakauchi is her family name) is an illustrator using watercolour pigments to produce a warm and fairytale effect. The label Märchen Art on the box uses the German term for "fairytale" which is well-known in Japan.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E28822 (28-822 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$10.96 €10.13 £8.70)

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Story of the stars
© Onineko

300: Story of the stars (Onineko)

A lone figure floats among the orbs and clouds, perhaps dreaming of the stars?

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

* This is a glow-in-the-dark puzzle.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 260 x 380 mm (10" x 15")
Code: E28323 (28-323 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$13.70 €12.66 £10.87)

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Black Princess story
© Epoch

300: Black Princess story (Onineko)

The Black Princess sits in her stark dark castle, surrounded by somehow-menacing red roses...

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E26306 (26-306 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$9.59 €8.86 £7.61)

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White Princess story
© Epoch

300: White Princess story (Onineko)

The White Princess sits serenely in her well-lit castle, surrounded by soft pink roses...

All we know is that this successful commercial artist comes from Fukuoka in Kyushu.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E26307 (26-307 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$9.59 €8.86 £7.61)

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