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Japanese Puzzle Boxes

The first Japanese Secret Puzzle Boxes were designed over 100 years ago in the late Edo period by Jinbei Ishikawa (1790-1850). Ishikawa was living at Hatajuku in the Kakone-cho in the Hakone-Odawara region of Japan. The Hakone Mountains are noted for their richness and great variety of trees. This abundance of high quality wood in the region and the expertise of three generations of master craftsmen have achieved and art form that is revered for it's detail and ingenuity.

Small Japanese Puzzle Boxes
Small Japanese Puzzle Boxes
(Mame to 3 Sun)
Medium Secret Puzzle Boxes
Medium Japanese Puzzle Boxes
(4 Sun and 5 Sun)

Large Secret Puzzle Boxes
Large Japanese Puzzle Boxes
(6 Sun and 7 Sun)

Limited Secret Puzzle Boxes
Limited Edition Puzzle Boxes
AND MORE!


Learn More:

About Measurements of Japanese Puzzle Boxes (Suns and Steps)

Making of Japanese Puzzle Boxes

Common Puzzle Box Terms

About the Artist Mr. Okiyama

About the Artist Mr. Oka

About the Artist Mr. Yamanaka

About the Artist Yoshikazu Goto

 
OUR LATEST BLOG POST
Posted: 2014-08-21 16:37:25
The Unfasten Puzzle Box produced by Akio Kamei !
"A short time ago, I was able to purchase the Unfasten Japanese Puzzle Box, produced by Akio Kamei and designed by Makoto Okado. This unusual piece was entered into the 6th Annual Karakuri Puzzle Idea Contest and was available for sale on a lottery basis only. When it arrived, I quickly examined the exterior of the box. Seams were easily visible on each side so ..." Read more
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