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This hand-drawn maze took 7 years in the making

If you’re the type of person who likes kicking back on a Sunday morning with a puzzle to relax and unwind, then it’s probably best to stay away from this intricate, hand-drawn maze.

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Kazuo Nomura, a janitor at a public university’s athletic department, spent his evenings creating a maze on an A1 size paper (33 by 23 inches). After seven years, he finally completed it in 1983, only to be rolled up and forgotten in an attic.

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That would have been the end of this intricate, overly detailed maze if not for his daughter, who found it and promptly posted her discovery on her Twitter account. As expected, there was a lot of interest for this mind-boggling puzzle.

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Ultimately, it seems like the discovery re-ignited the maze-maker in Mr. Nomura; in 2014 he started making another maze, 32 years after the first one! Filling in small portions a day, it took him only 2 months to finish his second maze, which he claims is “more beautiful and easier to solve”.

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If you’ve got the time, patience, and the sheer will to solve this puzzle, drop by Spoon & Tamago and get yourself a copy. Otherwise, it’d make for a pretty nice poster in your living room.

H/T: Spoon & Tamago

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