About this project
We at Playing Grounded are excited to introduce to you Fuzichoco 1st Series - two premium quality Limited-Edition, 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, titled Altar in the Forest and Flow of Goldfish, which have been beautifully illustrated by renowned Japanese illustrator Fuzichoco, and meticulously crafted in Europe with the highest quality materials.
Playing Groundedが藤ちょこ先生の初シリーズ となる2つのプレミアムクオリティの 限定版1,000ピースジグソーパズル、 「森の彩壇」 と 「天の御川に金魚を流し」をご紹介します。これらは日本の著名なイラストレーターの藤ちょこ先生によるイラストで、ヨーロッパで最高の素材を使用して製造されています。
Be one of the first to own these 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles.
- Flow of Goldfish and Altar in the Forest 1000-piece, premium quality jigsaw puzzles. Puzzles measure: 20" x 27" (50.80 cm x 68.58 cm).
- Each puzzle comes in a Limited Edition box, 14 5/8" x 10 5/8" x 2 1/8" (37.16 cm x 27 cm x 6.68 cm).
- Each puzzle and box has a textured linen finish, featuring pristine imagery with bright, bold, beautiful colors.
- Manufactured in Europe with the highest quality materials.
- Certificate of Authenticity and Kickstarter Exclusive Postcard included with each puzzle.
- 「天の御川に金魚を流し」・「森の彩壇」、1000ピース、プレミアムクオリティジグソーパズル。パズルの寸法：20" x 27" (50.80 cm x 68.58 cm)。
- 4 5/8" x 10 5/8" x 2 1/8" (37.16 cm x 27 cm x 6.68 cm) の限定版の箱入り。
These special Limited Edition postcards are exclusive to Kickstarter with Flow of Goldfish or Altar in the Forest. Printed on high-grade linen paper with a premium matte finish, suitable for framing.
Love color? These anime art style puzzles have more colors than a super-size box of Crayola crayons. 1000 pieces to paradise.
In this enchanted forest we find ourselves at a Shinto shrine, nestled deep among a vast and ancient woodland of monolithic trees. A lovely young shrine maiden adorned in a hakama (a pleated skirt worn over her kimono), approaches with an arrangement of flowers to set before one of the altars with her prayers.
Shrine maidens, or miko, are altar girls of the Shinto religion who live and work at the shrines. Miko are known for their purity and virtue, and carry out various duties such as sealing and purification rituals, blessings and the casting out of evil spirits.
In Altar in the Forest, Fuzichoco manages to capture the beauty and tranquility in this serene setting with her dazzling imagination and brilliant use of colors. This painting with its magical properties will assuredly lift you out of any grey mood.
Help us unlock this new, Limited-Edition masterpiece by Fuzichoco, by sharing the campaign with friends and family!
Upon reaching $11,500 in funding, we will unlock the Dragon King's Daughter Limited-Edition 1000-piece puzzle, another beautiful masterpiece by Fuzichoco.
In our Dragon King’s Daughter jigsaw puzzle by Fuzichoco, we find ourselves in the underwater palace of the Nāga King, Sāgara, one of the eight dragon kings. Longnü the daughter of Sāgara, was said to have attained the profound secret treasures of the Buddhas and had perfect wisdom, enlightenment and compassion for all sentient beings.
Through this stunning imagery, Fuzichoco paints us her extraordinary representation of the virtuous young girl enveloped by Sāgara who has taken the form of the watery serpent or dragon.
Here is your ticket to escape to a magical world of celestial celebration! When you arrive, you will find yourself amidst a New Year’s celebration; confetti fills the night sky, while lanterns and brightly colored streamers and banners adorn the streets and buildings.
Shimmering goldfish swim through the air spreading good fortune and prosperity to all the celebrants. A lovely cat princess rides one of these brightly colored carp, while cradling a smaller one in her arms.
The smell of delectable festival foods and the sounds of music and laughter fill you with excitement and wonder. In this exquisitely detailed illustration titled Flow of Goldfish, we catch a glimpse into Fuzichoco's incredible imagination.
Flow of Goldfish is a celebration for the senses with it's feast of colors and dazzling imagery, providing you an ample opportunity to escape into a magical world.
It is nothing short of thrilling to have the opportunity to work with Fuzichoco, whose art we have long loved and admired.
A graduate of the Nippon Manga Academy of Fine Arts, Fuzichoco was born in Chiba Prefecture Japan and now resides in Tokyo. An inspiration to young artists and the thousands of fans of her work, she has possessed a lifelong passion for art and drawing.
In addition to her large portfolio of independent work, Fuzichco has done illustration commissions in the commercial industry including: manga, game cover art, card designs for Cardfight!! Vanguard; illustrations of the famous Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku (for Crypton Future Media, Inc.); poster/banner illustrations advertising the play, Sakura - Japan in the Box; as well as many other commissions for companies such as KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works, Pixiv, and EYEDENTITY Games, Inc.
With her own unique style, Fuzichoco's art captivates the imagination by opening doors to vast, beautiful worlds full of life, color, and amazing architecture. "I am so very glad to share my work for these jigsaw puzzles" - Fuzichoco
If you’re a puzzle lover, art lover, anime lover, or a fan of Fuzichoco's work, YOU NEED THESE LIMITED EDITION PUZZLES!
- Free Shipping to the US & EU, $4 shipping everywhere else.
- Have the opportunity to own one or both of these gorgeous works of art as a Limited-Edition collector’s item.
- Have an incredible piece of wall art to liven up your decor.
- Help us reach our $13,500 goal and have the opportunity to own Dragon King's Daughter Limited Edition 1000-piece puzzle as well as our Kickstarter Exclusive Christmas Postcard designed for us by Fuzichoco.
Want to save even more? Pledge for the Double Pack, get both puzzles, and save $3.
In addition, all backers at the $36 or more level will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive Christmas postcard illustrated by Fuzichoco for Playing Grounded. This work of art will be our first Holiday Edition Puzzle coming in 2018, and YOU will be the first to see it!
We have a proven track record as shown with our domestic and international sales of Flow of Goldfish. We will be fulfilling all US orders, and HappyShops will be fulfilling all other locations in the world.
Thanks to our cooperation with HappyShops, we are able to offer better shipping rates for all international backers, and VAT-free shipping to those in the EU.
Eric and Lara Andersen - owners of Playing Grounded Puzzles. We are proud to be the first American puzzle company focused on producing high quality anime art puzzles by independent artists.
We've spent the last 2 years working with Fuzichoco to design puzzles featuring her bold, beautiful art. Using our own funds, we've produced the first in this series titled, Flow of Goldfish. Now we're trying to raise funds to produce our second puzzle by Fuzichoco, Altar in the Forest. With your help, we can make this a reality and be able to expand our puzzle line.
Mike Strickland - co-founder of Outer Limit Games. Mike shares our passion for beautiful art, attention to detail, high quality materials, and memorable tabletop experiences.
We've teamed up with Mike in an effort to help expand our marketing scope. As a collaborative team, we're putting our minds together to bring you a product and experience that will exceed your expectations.
Risks and challenges
Any time you import products from overseas you run the risk of delays in shipping, customs hold-ups, and products being damaged either during transport or in the warehouse. Our manufacturer has been wonderful in ensuring that our puzzles arrive in good condition in a timely manner. Turn-around time is less than one month from the time of ordering to the time we receive the product. That's pretty good. Should any problems occur that would delay backers' rewards being shipped, we will certainly contact you to let you know the new ETA's.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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