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Kimonos by Morita Haruyo

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Morita Haruyo is our longest-selling artist, her style a "fusion" of East and West. Her subjects are all kimono-clad beauties, ranging from the innocence of youth to the luxuriance of the courtesan.

Treasure Fortune

Treasure and Fortune

The panel above is made from the following two separate puzzles Dance of treasure and Dance of fortune.

Dance of treasure
© Haruyo

1000: Dance of treasure

A courtesan in a gorgeous purple kimono dances, as the treasure boat sails by in the background, and an auspicious flock of cranes passes overhead.

This puzzle forms a pair with the Dance of fortune (E11573): you can combine the two for a full-size 2000-piece puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11572 (11-572 on package)
Normally ¥3000 - special offer 10% off: ¥2700 (approx. US$25.71 €23.68 £21.09)
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Dance of fortune
© Haruyo

1000: Dance of fortune

This courtesan has a bright red kimono, with a design including the "treasure" character (宝). She dances in front of an elaborate traditional cart bearing a splendid array of flowers and foliage. A red Mount Fuji in the background completes the scene with over-flying cranes (actually heading into the matching puzzle "Dance of treasure").

This puzzle forms a pair with the Dance of treasure (E11572): you can combine the two for a full-size 2000-piece puzzle.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11573 (11-573 on package)
Normally ¥3000 - special offer 10% off: ¥2700 (approx. US$25.71 €23.68 £21.09)
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The puzzles

Sheer elegance
© Haruyo

2016: Sheer elegance

The subject is traditional enough, yet Haruyo gives it her distinctive contemporary, flowing touch, for a puzzle filled with interesting colours.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

Not available
Discontinued August 2019
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23323 (23-323 on package)
Retail price ¥3600
Butterfly dream
© Epoch

2016: Butterfly dream

A typical Haruyo figure has her ornate kimono decorated with butterflies — then many more can be found, almost camouflaged among the flowers.

* This puzzle has smaller pieces than the standard size.

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E23324 (23-324 on package)
Normally ¥3600 - special offer 10% off: ¥3240 (approx. US$30.86 €28.42 £25.31)
Shipping from ¥1300 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$12.38 €11.40 £10.16)
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Kyoto maidens
© Haruyo

1000: Kyoto maidens

Two young ladies, obviously of high class, one with a parasol gesturing elegantly, the other wrapping her arms in the long sleeves of her kimono in a way so familiar in an era long gone.

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 50 x 75 cm (20" x 30")
Code: E11553 (11-553 on package)
Normally ¥3000 - special offer 10% off: ¥2700 (approx. US$25.71 €23.68 £21.09)
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Dream moon night
© Haruyo

1000: Dream moon night

A courtesan lazes, reading verses of love, and perhaps dreams of what the future may bring...

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

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E13028 (13-028 on package)
Normally ¥3900 - special offer 10% off: ¥3510 (approx. US$33.43 €30.79 £27.42)
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Dream purple
© Haruyo

300: Dream purple

We instantly realise from the ankle-length hair that this character is from the Heian period, a thousand years ago, and an era of cultural flowering and incredibly ornate costumes. She reads a long, long letter, probably in the form of a poem, perhaps from a distant lover.

In stock
An Apollo puzzle: 300 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: P48746 (48-746 on package)
Normally ¥1400 - special offer 10% off: ¥1260 (approx. US$12.00 €11.05 £9.84)
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Raindrops
© Haruyo

300: Raindrops

The irises tell us the season, so we know that this kimono figure is walking through the gentlest of summer rain...

In stock
An Epoch puzzle: 300 pieces; 26 x 38 cm (10" x 15")
Code: E26281 (26-281 on package)
Normally ¥1400 - special offer 10% off: ¥1260 (approx. US$12.00 €11.05 £9.84)
Shipping from ¥500 (N. America, Europe, Australasia: approx. US$4.76 €4.39 £3.91)
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Original "floral" series from March 2006 plus more recent additions

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Morita Haruyo

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Haruyo: signature and seal

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.

Note: The translations of titles are mine.

Deleted puzzles

For reference: you can view all the Haruyo puzzles that are out of print in the Attic.

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