Autumn in Japan - 441 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle
- Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, 401 - 500 Pieces, Asian Art, Autumn, Contemporary, Level 3, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Travel, Victorian
- Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
Autumn in Japan is a magical season. Because of the abundance of maple trees all over the country, every city and hillside is swathed in shades of red, gold, yellow, and orange.
One of our favorite contemporary Japanese artists, Hiroo Isono, has captured these colors in all of their glory, offset by the gorgeous turquoise blue of the peaceful lake, and the clear white crispness of the waterfall. You can almost hear the water tinkling over the rocks and pebbles on its way to meet the ground.
In Japan, people honor every change in season with festivals, celebrations, cultural customs, and traditional food across different regions.
The Japanese word for fall is "Aki" which in kanji symbols is the combination of grain and fire. That seems appropriate for a season that encompasses the harvest and colorful fiery leaves.
Another popular word in Japan that people associate with Autumn is "Kouyou" which is used to describe the turning of the leaves. In Japanese culture, changing leaves are second only to cherry blossoms in their attraction, and the Japanese travel to popular viewing spots to watch the leaves change color and fall and to have picnics and parties and family get-togethers to celebrate that. The kanji symbol for Kouyou literally means crimson leaves, though these days that term is also used to describe, yellow, and gold, and orange ones. That kanji is also used for the Japanese term "Momiji" which means maple leaves.
Japanese maple trees are associated with the peace and serenity of the world's elements. They represent balance and practicality and are also called "Kito" in Japanese which means "calm," "rest" or "at peace."
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and Asian Art enthusiasts, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our puzzle artists have included many shaped whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces that match the theme of the painting, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
- Includes Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Puzzle Pieces: 441
- Completed Puzzle Size: 15" X 11"
- Artist: © Hiroo Isono
- Serial #: NP21-441-435
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Victorian
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA