Samurai Warriors in Battle- 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle(9780804856140)

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Tuttle Publishing
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A3 poster and 1000 piece puzzle of a full-color photograph
Trim Size:
9 3/4 X 9

  • 1000 pieces
  • Finished puzzle is 29 x 20 inches
  • Quality design & easy to handle pieces
  • Full color A3 sized Poster (11.75 x 16.5 inch) included for reference
  • Features a classic Japanese woodblock print by the artist Toyohara Kunichika

Samurai warriors ruled Japan for 700 years and are widely admired as the most skilled swordsmen who ever lived. This ukiyo-e woodblock print by the artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835 -1900) shows a Kabuki enactment of a battle between Samurai fighters in a bamboo grove. The warrior astride a brown horse raises his riding crop high above his head, ready to bring it down on his enemy.

About the Author:
Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), also known as Yoshu Chikanobu, was a prolific ukiyo-e artist. He was born into a samurai family in Niigata Prefecture, but as the Shogunate fell, he turned to a life of art. Though not as widely known as many of his contemporaries, Chikanobu's work had an immense cultural impact. Only in recent years has his work garnered the appropriate appreciation among historians and art collectors. His woodblock prints cover many common ukiyo-e subjects, but he is most famous for his portrayal of women's fashions, pastimes and customs.

Tuttle Studio is a unique international collective of publishing and design professionals who specialize in anime, manga and instructional illustration materials. We draw inspiration from the modern and traditional arts of Asia to create designs for journals, stationery, gift products and origami paper. Tuttle Studio is a division of Tuttle Publishing, a leading publisher of books on the languages, cultures and arts of Asia. The company was founded in 1832 in Rutland, Vermont (USA) and opened a branch in Tokyo, Japan in 1948.