Size: 2000 pieces
Notes: Japanese architecture has a long history much like any other aspect of Japanese culture. Originally heavily influenced by Chinese architecture from the Tang Dynasty, it has also developed many unique differences and aspects indigenous to Japan as a result of dynamic changes throughout its long history. [Wiki]
A pagoda is the general term in the English language for a tiered tower with multiple eaves common in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Nepal and other parts of Asia. Some pagodas are used as Taoist houses of worship. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most commonly Buddhist, and were often located in or near temples. This term may refer to other religious structures in some countries. [Wiki]
I brought this puzzle from Russia in 2007. The picture on the box differs from that on the puzzle – the clouds present in the puzzle are shown on the box as blue-purple gradient of the clear sky, and the water reflection differs accordingly.
I do not have a record of the producer of the puzzle as I do not have the box anymore. A clarification is welcome – if you have any clue as to the details regarding this puzzle, I would much appreciate that information.