Kasuga Shrine at Nara puzzle

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These 1,000 piece puzzles are sure to be a new favorite in your collection! Custom-made for Moonlit Sea Prints, they measure 20″x28″ completed and were based on high resolution scans that we took of some of our favorite prints in the gallery.

The puzzles are made on “Grade A” high quality dense cardboard, die-cut using the manufacturer’s own unique die utilizing a wide range of shapes. They are then packaged in a resealable bag and in a thick-walled cardboard box for storage.

This puzzle is of “Kawase Hasui – Kasuga Shrine, Nara“, originally published in 1933.

Kasuga Grand Shrine (春日大社, Kasuga-taisha) is a Shinto shrine in Nara. It is the shrine of the Fujiwara family, established in 768 CE and rebuilt several times over the centuries. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the over three thousand stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through a deer park; in the park, deer are able to roam freely and are believed to be sacred messengers of the Shinto gods that inhabit the shrine and surrounding mountainous terrain. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri takes its name from Kasuga Shrine’s honden (sanctuary). Kasuga Shrine, and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest near it, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.