Cherry Blossom Season in Old Tokyo 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle


Disclosure: I was sent this puzzle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I haven't shared a puzzle in a while so today I am sharing a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. It features the woodprint of Utagawa Kunisada. Did you know that Vincent Van Gogh collected Japanese prints? Almost half of his Japanese prints were Utagawa Kunisada's. (Source) The puzzle is Cherry Blossom Season in Old Tokyo 1,000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Tuttle Publishing. 

From the Publisher:

1000 pieces
Finished puzzle is 24 x 18 inches
Quality design & easy to handle pieces
Features the classic Japanese woodblock print Flowers (1854) by Toyokuni III/Kunisada
This print is of women in Edo's (modern day Tokyo) Yoshiwara district, surrounded by beautiful cherry blossoms

About the Artist:

Utagawa Kunisada (also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III) was born in 1786 in Edo (Tokyo). Utagawa school great master Toyokuni took notice of Kunisada's sketches and soon took him on as an apprentice. Though not much is known about his life, Kunisada rose to fame as the most successful, popular and prolific ukiyo-e woodblock print artist of his time, surpassing contemporaries such as Hiroshige and Hokusai.

From Me:

The puzzle went together pretty easily. I put it together in about a week. It seems like the perfect time to start thinking about cherry blossom season. It actually peaks the last week of March in Tokyo. I love seeing the culture and history in the artwork and or course relaxing and working on the puzzle. As a puzzle lover, I find it so fun to work on puzzles, and it is a downtime activity for me. I love with my family joins me, but they haven't in a while. You can read about the benefits of doing a puzzle here

I find the expressions on the people's faces so interesting. They are surrounded by the beautiful flowers but don't seem to be truly enjoying it. I would love to see the cherry blossom season in Japan. Wouldn't you? 

We have shared another puzzle that is a print of Japanese art previously. Be sure to check it out! Happy puzzling!