Geishas and the Floating World - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle(9780804854290)

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Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
full-color woodblock print
Trim Size:
8 X 8

  • 1000 pieces
  • Quality design & easy to handle pieces
  • Finished puzzle 24 x 18 inches
  • Features a woodblock print by well-known artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835--1900), dating from 1864
  • This lovely scene shows four beautiful courtesans dressed in expensive costumes in the Yoshiwara entertainment district of Old Tokyo

About the Author:
Toyohara Kunichika (1835 - 1900) was a well-known ukiyo-e woodblock print artist in Japan. As a teenager he began studying under Tokyo's leading print-maker, Utagawa Kunisada. He was successful throughout the Edo period (1603 - 1867) and the Meiji Era (1868 - 1912). He most often painted beautiful women and contemporary social life, alongside some landscapes and historical scenes. He has historically been dismissed by Western art collectors, but a 2008 show at the Brooklyn Museum and resulting article in the New York Times led to a resurgent interest in Kunichika in the 21st century.

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