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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan

Kyoto

Feature page — September 2016

Classic views of the old temples and streets of Kyoto, capital of Japan until the modern era.

Sagano bamboo grove lit up
© Epoch

2016: Sagano bamboo grove lit up

A night view of the bamboo grove at Sagano in Kyoto. With roughly 1400 pieces of bamboo, and the rest path and brushwood fence, this is a real puzzler's puzzle!

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23546 (23-546 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$20.83 €19.08 £16.03)

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Ninen-zaka, Kyoto
© Epoch

2016: Ninen-zaka, Kyoto

This stone-paved street in Kyoto is a big tourist attraction, lined with traditional tea houses and other sources of refreshment (including, apparently, a branch of Starbucks).

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E23602 (23-602 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$20.83 €19.08 £16.03)

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Kinkaku-ji
© Epoch

2000: Kinkaku-ji

Perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, this is the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Like the "Silver pavilion," this is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E54001 (54-001 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$16.67 €15.27 £12.82)

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Shimogamo Shrine
© Epoch

1053: Shimogamo shrine

The entrance to this Kyoto shrine, from the ceremonial torii on the left, over a small bridge in traditional style, leading to the main gate building.

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1053 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E31014 (31-014 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$13.33 €12.21 £10.26)

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Kinkakuji
© Yanoman

1000: Kinkakuji

A dramatic view of perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Like the "Silver pavilion," this is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

What does the name mean?
kin
gold
kaku
pavilion
ji
temple
In stock
A Yanoman puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: Y101315 (10-1315 on package)
Retail price ¥2700 (approx. US$22.50 €20.61 £17.31)

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Kinkakuji
© Beverly

1000: Kinkakuji

Perhaps the most famous of Kyoto's temples, this is the "Gold pavilion." It was originally built in the 1300s, and given to the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397, but was destroyed in an arson attack in 1950. Rebuilt in 1955, the gold leaf covering was only completely restored in 1987. Actually, "Gold pavilion" is only a nickname, and the formal temple name is Rokuonji.

What does the name mean?
kin
gold
kaku
pavilion
ji
temple

* This puzzle has TINY pieces!

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: BM81835 (M81-835 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$16.67 €15.27 £12.82)

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Kiyomizu  autumn colours
© Aflo

1000: Kiyomizu autumn colours

This very famous temple is trestled out from the side of the hill overlooking Kyoto. The original temple is said to have been founded more than 1200 years ago, but most of the present structure dates from the 1600s.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E10786 (10-786 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$20.83 €19.08 £16.03)

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Autumn pagoda by moonlight
© Epoch

1000: Autumn pagoda by moonlight

A dramatic moonlit view of the garden of the Kyoto temple of Tō-ji, showing the historic pagoda which is the tallest wooden building in Japan.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 750 x 500 mm (30" x 20")
Code: E10802 (10-802 on package)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$20.83 €19.08 £16.03)

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Arashiyama autumn tints
© Beverly

1000: Arashiyama autumn tints

A peaceful scene on the Ōi River gorge on the western outskirts of Kyoto.

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 720 x 490 mm (28" x 19")
Code: B51286 (51-286 on package)
Retail price ¥2800 (approx. US$23.33 €21.37 £17.95)

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Kyoto teahouse
© Beverly

1000: Kyoto teahouse

This traditional teahouse (on the right) is in Sagano, an old suburb of Kyoto. The red torii marks the entrance to the neighbouring Shinto shrine...

In stock
A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 720 x 490 mm (28" x 19")
Code: B51264 (51-264 on package)
Retail price ¥2800 (approx. US$23.33 €21.37 £17.95)

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Steps to Bishamon Hall
© Amanaimages

500: Steps to Bishamon Hall

Steps strewn with brilliant fallen maple leaves form the approach to the Hall of Bishamon, part of the Jingo-ji complex in Kyoto. Although almost all of the picture is foliage, this framework will make the puzzle a pleasure to do.

Wikipedia articles on the Jingo-ji temple site; and Vaiśravaṇa, the original Bishamon

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E05114 (05-114 on package)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$13.33 €12.21 £10.26)

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Cat life in Kyoto
© Mitsuaki Iwago

500: Cat life in Kyoto (Iwago)

The stone statue is a maneki neko, or "beckoning cat", traditionally seen as beckoning good fortune. And the cat seems to have the same idea!

Mitsuaki Iwagō (born 1950) is a very well known Japanese wildlife photographer, whose photoessay on the Serengeti, "Natural Order on the African Plain" became an international best-seller. But he is also known for cute photographs of more domesticated animals...

(His family name is often written without the long-vowel mark, as Iwago.)

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E06083 (06-083 on package)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$16.67 €15.27 £12.82)

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Rurikoin temple view
© Epoch

500: Rurikoin temple view

A spectacular mass of autumn foliage seen from within Rurikō-in, one of the many temples of Kyoto.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 530 x 380 mm (21" x 15")
Code: E05203 (05-203 on package)
Retail price ¥1800 (approx. US$15.00 €13.74 £11.54)

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Tatsumi bridge (Kyoto)
© Epoch

300: Tatsumi bridge (Kyoto)

Kimono-clad maiko, young traditional entertainers, cross the bridge in Gion, the preserved area of old Kyoto.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 380 x 260 mm (15" x 10")
Code: E25138 (25-138 on package)
Retail price ¥1200 (approx. US$10.00 €9.16 £7.69)

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