It takes two to tango: Van Gogh and Kathryn Flocken! What a delight! Van Gogh has darkened the colors of the original painting by Hiroshige, and added a green border with red Chinese characters, and this frame gives the impression of looking through a window, and you are peering into it. Very meta. The matte finish of the image blends perfectly with the wooden material, as if it was directly painted onto it. The puzzle itself is a beautiful object per se, it has an antique look. And as for the pieces, kudo to Kathryn Flocken! How does her mind work? "Dragons? Sure! Koi fish? Absolutely! Cats? Always a good choice! Let's throw an octopus and some Chinese clouds on top of that. And a sumo. And a stumping leg-thingy. Snowflakes, yeah! A phoenix, definitely!" The crazy thing is that it would seem very obvious to find the pieces that frame these odd-looking pieces, right? But no, (well, not for me) because Kathryn Flocken divides the surrounding spaces in such a way that it is not as easy to recognize them. That keeps you on your toes till the end. The good thing is that she made the cogs of the wheel shapes fit only a certain way, that's a relief, which is a clear proof of the precision cut of the pieces. This puzzle scream excellent craftsmanship on all levels. Once I finished it, I wanted to redo it all over to experience the same fun again.