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Puzzle Pieces – Kasuga Shika Mandala

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“It’s always the small pieces that make the big picture.”

Complete this puzzle to reveal the Kasuga Shika Mandala from Japan.

In Japan, the native Shinto gods are thought to have universal counterparts among the imported Buddhist deities. Here, five Buddhist gods are shown reflected in a mirror carried on the back of a deer, the messenger of the Shinto gods who live at the Kasuga shrine shown in the mountains, mist and cherry blossoms.

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