Hanjie is a fascinating Japanese picture puzzle that dates back to at least the eighteenth century. It consists of an empty grid that is filled in by following a few simple number clues, gradually revealing a concealed image -- a kind of "painting by numbers." Just by finishing a puzzle, you're rewarded with a stylized work of art!
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Puzzles and solutions copyright © 2006 by Gareth Moore