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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Kimono beauties

A beauty in a kimono is an irresistible subject — to the point where at least one of our artists, Haruyo, devotes herself to it.

Intimations of love
© Matsuo Hiromi

1000: Intimations of love (Matsuo)

A young woman wistfully turns the pages of a book, in this scene where everything from the oil lamps to the kimono pattern tells us it is set in the early twentieth century.

Born in 1980 in Matsue, on the Japan Sea coast of western Japan, Matsuo Hiromi has wanted to draw for as long as she can remember. She specialises in "women, accessories, kimono, and classic motifs" (her own words), generally with a retro flavour. She became a freelance illustrator in 2010, and her work has graced the covers of many a book, together with calendars and other stationery items.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E11586 (11-586 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$25.00 €22.90 £19.23)

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Dressing up
© Matsuo Hiromi

1000: Dressing up (Matsuo)

A figure prepares to complete her fashionable outfit with a string of pearls.

Born in 1980 in Matsue, on the Japan Sea coast of western Japan, Matsuo Hiromi has wanted to draw for as long as she can remember. She specialises in "women, accessories, kimono, and classic motifs" (her own words), generally with a retro flavour. She became a freelance illustrator in 2010, and her work has graced the covers of many a book, together with calendars and other stationery items.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 500 x 750 mm (20" x 30")
Code: E11587 (11-587 on package)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$25.00 €22.90 £19.23)

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Haruyo - kimono specialist

Here are just the three latest Haruyo puzzle — many many more on the Haruyo pages.

Beauties of the four seasons
© Haruyo

2016: Beauties of the four seasons (Haruyo)

Haruyo's own version of the four-panel seasons theme, well known from the paintings by Alfons Mucha. Packed with relevant details, there will be no tedious bits to this puzzle.

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.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23321 (23-321 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$30.00 €27.48 £23.08)

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Dark cherry
© Haruyo

300: Dark cherry (Haruyo)

A courtesan shows off her opulent kimono, among equally luxuriant surroundings—falling cherry blossom, and a crescent moon.

Haruyo has added an inscription by her signature: "A smile for you..."

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.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 260 x 380 mm (10" x 15")
Code: E26344 (26-344 on package)
Retail price ¥1400 (approx. US$11.67 €10.69 £8.97)

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Cherry beauty
© Haruyo

2016: Cherry beauty (Haruyo)

A figure in a cherry-blossom kimono stands among a mass of more cherry blossom, in a classic Haruyo portrayal.

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.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 500 x 750 mm (20" x 30")
Code: E23326 (23-326 on package)
Retail price ¥3600 (approx. US$30.00 €27.48 £23.08)

All about ordering (please read first)