The first week of May brings the curiously scattered holidays known as "Golden Week". This year the official holidays are Tuesday to Thursday, May 3-4-5. So we can actually ship puzzles on Monday or Friday, but in practice there will be disruption until the week beginning May 9.
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Kaname has portrayed a range of animal figures, but particularly the traditional rivals, the tiger and dragon. In the particular form of the blue dragon and white tiger, these are two of the four Chinese protector gods, and other animals carry auspicious connotations from their places in the Chinese calendar cycle.
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Signed Kaname with full-name seal
The painter Ozuma Kaname was born in 1939, in Niigata. He studied traditional Japanese art, and his pictures are generally based on traditional themes.
Ozuma is his family name: he signs paintings with the single character of his given name only.