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Yosegi Zaiku Handcrafts

Hakone Yosegi-Zaiku Marquetry is a traditional handicraft dating back to the late Edo Period and was created by master craftsman Nihei Ishikawa (1790-1850). Japanese craftsmen recognized that the variety of woods used in the making of Yosegi –Zaiku Marquetry were plentiful and easily found along the beautiful slopes of the Hakone area. The area of Hakone in Kanagawa Perfecture attracts many visitors and is famous for it's hot springs and beautiful scenery.

The majority of the natural timbers used in Hakone Yosegi Zaiku Marquetry are:

White- Aohada (Ilex macropoda) , Dogwood, Spindle Tree

Yellow- Laquer Tree, Nigaki (Picrasma Quassiodies Benn), Wax Tree

Light Brown- Cherry Tree, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Zelkova Tree

Dark Brown- Keyaki-Jindai

Gray- Honoki (Magnolia Hypoleuca)

Black- Katsura-Jindai

Timbers are selected for their natural beauty and not normally colored in any way. After the chosen woods are cut and planed, they are assembled into precise patterns, glued, shaved into paper thin sheets and applied to the decorative box, trays, chests or other item. In May 1984, Hakone Yosegi-Zaiku was designated a national traditional handicraft by the International Trade & Industry Minister.

For more information on the traditional craft of Hakone Yosegi-Zaiku crafting, please click on the Japanese Puzzle Box Page.

**Please note also that these beautiful Yosegi Zaiku pieces for sale below are NOT Puzzle Boxes but are wonderful additions for any Puzzle Box collection.

Please direct any inquiries to

Sales@PuzzleBoxWorld.com

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  1. Yosegi Zaiku Japanese Tooth Pick Case

    Yosegi Zaiku Japanese Tooth Pick Case
    $26.95

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  2. Yosegi Zaiku MUKU Apple Japanese Box

    Yosegi Zaiku MUKU Apple Japanese Box
    $106.95

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  3. Miniature Yosegi Burr Puzzle

    Miniature Yosegi Burr Puzzle
    $11.95

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  1. Mt. Fuji Japanese Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle B

    Mt. Fuji Japanese Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle B

    Regular Price: $46.95

    Special Price: $39.95

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  2. Mt. Fuji Japanese Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle A

    Mt Fuji Japanese Jigsaw Puzzle A

    Regular Price: $46.95

    Special Price: $39.95

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  3. Karakuri Wind-Up Japanese Music Box "When you wish upon a star"

    Karakuri Wind-Up Japanese Music Box "When you wish upon a star"
    $28.95

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  1. Karakuri Wind-Up Japanese Music Box

    Karakuri Wind-Up Japanese Music Box "Yesterday Once More"
    $28.95

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  2. Yosegi MUKU Small Japanese  Case (Asa Red)

    Yosegi MUKU Small Japanese Case (Asa Red)
    $63.95

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  3. Muku Japanese Bookmark

    Muku Japanese Bookmark

    Regular Price: $11.95

    Special Price: $8.95

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