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Jigsaw puzzles from Japan
See also: Main Haruyo page - Page 3 ("Colours" series) - Page 4 (Floral series) - Browse all Haruyo puzzles
Haruyo's portrayals of famous dances. This series appeared from August 2007, first in 1500 small pieces (same dimensions as the standard 1000-piece size for previous Haruyo puzzles), and later in other sizes.
© Studio Morita / Studio Oz Inc
Agemaki is the courtesan in the classic kabuki play Sukeroku yukari no Edo zakura, a story of her suicide pact with her lover Sukeroku. Here Haruyo portrays her in gorgeous pose on her ornate multi-layered kimono.
This puzzle has TINY pieces!
The flamboyant dancer wears a kimono black with ornate decoration, nicely setting off Haruyo's floral background.
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.
We now have the complete Haruyo catalog in stock, except for the slight delay in getting the latest displayed on the website.
See also: Kaname kimono collection
For reference: you can view all the Haruyo puzzles that are out of print in the Attic.