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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.

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An Epoch puzzle: 2016 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E23546 (23-546 on box)
Retail price ¥2500 (approx. US$23.58 €19.53 £17.24)
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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!

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An Epoch puzzle: 2000 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: E54001 (54-001 on box)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.87 €15.63 £13.79)
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Sagano grove in winter
© Epoch

1000: Sagano grove in winter

This view of the famous bamboo grove outside Kyoto always makes a challenging puzzle, and it is not obvious whether the winter snow version will be slightly easier or slightly harder!

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An Epoch puzzle: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: E11419 (11-419 on box)
Retail price ¥3000 (approx. US$28.30 €23.44 £20.69)
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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!

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 38 x 26 cm (15" x 10")
Code: BM81835 (M81-835 on box)
Retail price ¥2000 (approx. US$18.87 €15.63 £13.79)
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Sanneizaka
© Epoch

500: Sanneizaka

In a quaint corner of Kyoto, these steps are part of the passage called Sanneizaka. There are various theories for the origin of the name, but the most prominent one (based on the characters used to write the name today) is that it refers to a prayer for safe childbirth.

The cherry blossoms and traditional roof tiles provide an exquisite combination of textures for this puzzle.

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An Epoch puzzle: 500 pieces; 38 x 53 cm (15" x 21")
Code: E05098 (05-098 on box)
Retail price ¥1600 (approx. US$15.09 €12.50 £11.03)
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