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.

Tuttle Studio draws inspiration from the modern and traditional arts of Asia to create designs for its lines of journals, stationery, gift wrapping products and origami paper. It is a division of Tuttle Publishing, a leading publisher of books on the languages, history, art and cultures of Asia. The company was founded in 1832 in Rutland, Vermont (USA) and opened a branch in Tokyo, Japan in 1948.